Classical and Modern Thought on International Relations

From Anarchy to Cosmopolis

  • Authors
  • Robert Jackson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert Jackson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Robert Jackson
    Pages 39-50
  4. Robert Jackson
    Pages 51-72
  5. Robert Jackson
    Pages 73-99
  6. Robert Jackson
    Pages 101-121
  7. Robert Jackson
    Pages 139-156
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-209

About this book


In the tradition of the English School of International Relations theory, this project from Robert Jackson seeks to show how continuities in international politics outweigh the changes. The author demonstrates how the world is neither one of anarchy, as put forward by realists, nor is it a fully cosmopolitan order, as argued by those on the other side of the theoretical spectrum. Instead, it is a world of states who acknowledge a set of moral constraints that exists between them.


diplomacy international relations John Rawls law morality Polis politics realism sovereignty Thomas Hobbes

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