Skip to main content

The English School: a new triad

Dunleavy, D (2019) The English School: a new triad. International Politics, 56 (1). pp. 103-120. ISSN 1384-5748. (doi:10.1057/s41311-017-0122-0) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:73987)

PDF Publisher pdf
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only
Contact us about this Publication
[thumbnail of Dunleavy2019_Article_TheEnglishSchoolANewTriad.pdf]
Official URL


Barry Buzan’s reformulation of the English School marked one of the most important developments in international relations (IR) theory over the past 15 years. Buzan sought to scientifically reconstruct the English School creating a return to grand theory. This article is a critical investigation of Buzan’s reformulation, aiming to discover whether the English School lost or gained as a result. If the School gained, we are presented with an explanatory grand theory that can explain IR throughout time. If the School lost, we may have to return to the approach of the classical English School characterised by Martin Wight and Hedley Bull, or to the post-classical approach of James Der Derian. This article will present a new English School triad employing Buzan’s, the classical and post-classical English School.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/s41311-017-0122-0
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Daniel Dunleavy
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 15:18 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year