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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Anarchical Society

A Study of Order in World Politics

Edition 4th Edition
ISBN 9780230393394
Publication Date June 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This new edition of Hedley Bull's most systematic and fundamental work marks the 35th anniversary of its original publication. The book includes a substantial new foreword by Andrew Hurrell examining the continuing relevance of The Anarchical Society to developments in theory and in the structures and practices of world politics.

HEDLEY BULL was sometime Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, UK. He had previously been Professor of International Relations, Australian National University.
ANDREW HURRELL Montague Burton Professor of International Relations and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, UK.

Foreword to the Fourth Edition: The Anarchical Society 35 Years On; A.Hurrell
Preface
Introduction
PART I: THE NATURE OF ORDER IN WORLD POLITICS
The Concept of Order in World Politics
Does Order Exist in World Politics?
How is Order Maintained in World Politics?
Order versus Justice in World Politics
PARTII: ORDER IN THE CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
The Balance of Power and International Order
International Law and International Order
Diplomacy and International Order
War and International Order
The Great Powers and International Order
PART III: ALTERNATIVE PATHS TO WORLD ORDER
Alternatives to the Contemporary States System
The Decline of the States System?
The Obsolescence of the States System?
The Reform of the States System?
Conclusion

Reviews

Reviews of previous editions:
'A masterful analysis of the problem of international order in contemporary society and of the feasibility of such alternative models as disarmament, global organization, a highly proliferated world, and a radical redistribution of wealth and power.' - Foreign Affairs
'An important book likely to be read with profit for along time to come.' - The Times Literary Supplement
'Bull has written that rarest of books: it is not the last, but the first word on its subject.' - Political Science Quarterly
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