Why is There No International Historical Sociology?

  title={Why is There No International Historical Sociology?},
  author={Justin Rosenberg},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={307 - 340}
  • J. Rosenberg
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of International Relations
Historical sociological studies in IR face a challenge similar to that discussed by Martin Wight in ‘Why is There no International Theory?’ Classical social theorists conceptualized ‘society’ in the ontological singular, leaving their successors with a ‘domestic analogy’ problem which has dogged attempts to provide a social theory of International Relations. Overcoming this problem requires an expansion of the premises of social theory to incorporate those general features of social reality… 

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