English School of International Relations Theory
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Reconvening the English School of International Relations Theory
This website is part of a movement started by Barry Buzan, Richard Little and Ole Wæver early in 1999, to reconvene the English School (ES) of International Relations Theory.
The idea is to strengthen the ties within the existing ES community, and to build new ties to related areas of work in other disciplines and areas, particularly World History, International Law, International Political Economy, European Union studies and Historical Sociology.
The aim is to develop a set of ES research priorities and to create a clearer division of labour within the community and between it and other communities. In part, this is about recovering some of the working methods of the British Committee, albeit adapting them to the reality that the ES is now larger, more international, and more diverse than at any time in the past.
- Barry Buzan, English School: A Bibliography (August 2015 version) [PDF: 1342KB]
- English School Bibliography for Regional International Society (July 2015 version) [PDF:212KB]
- Barry Buzan, English School Bibliography for China [PDF: 99KB]
- Michele Chiaruzzi, English School: A Bibliography (2011) [PDF: 188KB]
- English School program for New York (Feb 2009) [PDF: 46KB]
The English School web pages are kindly hosted and supported by the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, UK.
The English school website is now live at www.englishschoolir.info
- English School: A Bibliography (September 2014 version) [PDF: 552KB]
- English School Bibliography for China (August 2013 version) [PDF: 99KB]
- English School: A Bibliography (2011) [PDF: 188KB]
- English School: A Bibliography (August 2010) [PDF: 713KB]
- English School Bibliography, June 2009 [Word: 264KB]
- English School Bibliography [PDF: 371KB]
- English School Bibliography [Word: 417KB]
- English School Bibliography for China [PDF: 46KB]
- English School Bibliography for China [Word: 67KB]
- The English School: a Bibliographical Supplement on International Law, Regime Theory, Constructivism [PDF: 31KB]
- The English School: a Bibliographical Supplement on International Law, Regime Theory, Constructivism [Word: 43KB]
- Rationale for an English School Section of the International Studies Association [PDF: 17KB]
- The British Committee for the Theory of International Politics: some historical notes [PDF: 16KB]
- Recollection of my discussions with Hedley Bull about the place in the history of International Relations of the idea of the Anarchical Society, by Adam Watson [PDF: 19KB]
- International Relations and the Practice of Hegemony [PDF: 44KB]
International Studies Association (ISA)
The International Studies Association's annual convention is a major international scholarly event, including over 800 panel sessions and involving participants from more than fifty countries. Their international conventions and conferences are held at alternative sites in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and overseas.
ISA also co-sponsors international conferences with our cooperating organizations around the world.
- English School Program for New York
- International Studies Association (ISA) Homepage
- ISA Conventions and Conferences Webpage
British International Studies Association (BISA)
The British International Studies Association is an independent academic organisation which promotes the study of International Relations and related subjects through teaching, research and the facilitation of contact between scholars. It is the professional organisation for academic and practitioners of International Relations in the United Kingdom.
- British International Studies Association (BISA) Homepage
- BISA Conferences Webpage (including paper archive)
Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR)
The European Standing Group on International Relations is a European ECPR broad-based Standing Group where IR specialists from different sectors of activity - universities, independent research institutes and public administration - are brought together to promote scholarly activities.
The Diplomacy working group is interested in all aspects of diplomacy understood as an institution of international society. It investigates how specific international societies may give rise to characteristic forms of diplomatic practice as well as how diplomacy, viewed as a social practice, contributes, or might contribute, to the production, reproduction and transformation of international societies.
Convenors: Paul Sharp, Iver B. Neumann and Geoffrey Wiseman
English School and the European Union
The purpose of the working group is to explore how English School concepts can be used to fruitfully analyse the three major areas in European Studies: the EU's system of supranational governance, its enlargement, and its international role.
Convenors: Thomas Diez, Richard Whitman and Ian Manners
The Theory Working Group aims to develop the theoretical aspects of the English School. This is a broad agenda and the working group is interested in contributions that address all aspects of English School theory.
Convenors: Charles Jones, Richard Little and John Williams