A text can be read critically to uncover assumptions and judgements setting a broad limit to what its author can coherently present as its main thesis. But it is also possible to identify spaces in the text’s architecture to manoeuvre it out of its apparent encasement. The Anarchical Society, now at 40, requires, and enables, both these kinds of engagement because of its relatively narrow basis and focus and its aging effects, combined with Bull’s well-known tendency to carefully qualify everything he asserts. There may be more we can read into or out of his book than its central focus, the ‘international society’ perspective. The contributors to this collection, from a variety of backgrounds in their intellectual orientations, academic specializations, and educational, professional, and other life experiences, collectively exhibit wide-ranging ways in which Bull’s text can be approached as outlined in this introductory essay.
|Teitl||The Anarchical Society at 40|
|Is-deitl||Contemporary Challenges and Prospects|
|Golygyddion||Hidemi Suganami, Madeline Carr, Adam Humphreys|
|Cyhoeddwr||Oxford University Press|
|ISBN (Argraffiad)||9780198779605, 9780198805144|
|Statws||Cyhoeddwyd - 01 Meh 2017|