Towards a genealogy of ‘society’ in International Relations

@article{Bartelson2015TowardsAG,
  title={Towards a genealogy of ‘society’ in International Relations},
  author={Jens Bartelson},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={675 - 692}
}
  • J. Bartelson
  • Published 9 July 2015
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
Abstract The concept of society and its cognates have long been widely invoked in order to understand International Relations. Theories of international society distinguish between a society of states and a mere system of states, and theories of world society assume that the world constitutes a single social space. In order to come to terms with the social character of International Relations, constructivists of different stripes have invoked a societal context within which the construction of… 

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