Book (re)launch: The Reason of States

With an introductory talk by Prof James Mayall on the “Ambiguous Legacy of Liberal Empire”, chaired by Prof Mervyn Frost.

Wednesday 24 February 2016, 5-7pm, War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07), Department of War Studies, King’s College London

In 1974, before there was any such thing as ‘the English School’, Michael Donelan convened the International Political Theory seminar, held Fridays at the London School of Economics. Over the next ten years, ‘Interpol’ issued three volumes, on the *Reason*, the *Community* and the *Condition of States*. *The Reason of States*, first published in 1978, was the immediate occasion for Roy Jones’ seminars at Leicester and Keele and the famous 1981 article, which linked Manning, Wight and Donelan and baptised their collective efforts the ‘English School’.  It was in these volumes that Chris Hill, Mervyn Frost, James Mayall, Cornelia Navari and Hidemi Suganami made their first appearance as international political theorists; that John Vincent produced his famous ‘Realpolitik’, Barrie Paskins his ‘Community of Terror?’ and Philip Windsor his ‘The State and War’. Routledge has undertaken a reissue of the volumes, demonstrating the trajectory of its development from the last meetings of the British Committee on the Theory of International Politics to Barry Buzan’s 1999 relaunch of the ‘ES’.

This event is organised by the Research Centre in International Relations, King’s College London.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT), War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07), Department of War Studies, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
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