Intervention in World Politics This book reexamines the underlying themes and motivations of political interventionists in light of current world affairs Topics addressed include the progress of Soviet intervention in the Third Wor

  • Title: Intervention in World Politics
  • Author: Hedley Bull
  • ISBN: 9780198274674
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book reexamines the underlying themes and motivations of political interventionists in light of current world affairs Topics addressed include the progress of Soviet intervention in the Third World the discovery of a new rationale for intervention in access to resources, especially oil the connection that is made between intervention and human rights, and the resurThis book reexamines the underlying themes and motivations of political interventionists in light of current world affairs Topics addressed include the progress of Soviet intervention in the Third World the discovery of a new rationale for intervention in access to resources, especially oil the connection that is made between intervention and human rights, and the resurgence of an old belief in humanitarian intervention and the spate of interventionary activity occasioned by movements for national liberation.

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    1. Hedley Bull

      Hedley Bull, FBA was Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford until his death from cancer in 1985 He was Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford from 1977 to 1985, and died there.Bull was born in Sydney, Australia, where he attended Fort Street High School He went on to study history and philosophy at the University of Sydney, where he was strongly influenced by the philosopher John Anderson In 1953, Bull left Australia to study politics at Oxford, and after two years he was appointed to an assistant lectureship in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science LSE.In 1965, Bull was appointed director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Unit of the British Foreign Office Two years later, in 1967, he was appointed to a professorship of international relations at the Australian National University in Canberra.In 1977, Bull published his main work, The Anarchical Society It is widely regarded as a key textbook in the field of international relations and is also seen as the central text in the so called English School of international relations In this book, he argues that despite the anarchical character of the international arena, it is characterised by the formation of not only a system of states, but a society of states His requirements for an entity to be called a state are that it must claim sovereignty over i a group of people ii a defined territory, and that it must have a government States form a system when they have a sufficient degree of interaction, and impact on each other s decisions, so as they behave at least in some measure as parts of a whole A system of states can exist without it also being a society of states A society of states comes into existence when a group of states, conscious of certain common interests and common values, form a society in the sense that they conceive themselves to be bound by a common set of rules in their relations with one another, and share in the working of common institutions The society of states is a way for Bull to analyse and assess possibilities of order in world politics He continues his argument by giving the concept of order in social life, and the mechanisms of the balance of power, international law, diplomacy, war and the great powers central roles He finally concludes that, despite the existence of possible alternative forms of organization, the states system is our best chance of achieving order in world politics.

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    1. This books offers an excellent overview of humanitarian intervention, and its pros and cons, with discussions about state interdependence, successes and failures of interventions, and the role of unilateral versus collective intervention. The only limitation of this book is its restrictions to the reality of its world as of 1984. Still, despite its occasional setbacks (such as its extensive discussion on the Cold War), any scholar on intervention today will benefit from this critical analysis.


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