The English School in a Nutshell

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The central tenet of the English School (ES) is that there is a considerable degree of order, and some degree of justice, in world politics sustained by its formal structure as an anarchical society of sovereign states governed by international law and other mechanisms and communicating among themselves through the institution of diplomacy. More may be done to study the structures and the dynamics of the contemporary world system and regional sub-systems but quintessentially ES contributions will continue to focus on the questions of order and justice at these levels hitherto relatively neglected by its key figures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-28
Number of pages14
JournalRitsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • English School
  • anarchy
  • sovereignty
  • pluralism
  • solidarism


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