Risk and Hierarchy in International Society

Liberal Interventionism in the Post-Cold War Era

  • William Clapton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-200

About this book


The English School of International Relations has traditionally maintained that international society cannot accommodate hierarchical relationships between states. This book employs a unique theoretical and conceptual approach challenging this view and arguing that hierarchies are formed on Western states' need to manage globalised risks.


Risk hierarchy international society security Western states English School international relations Cold War Europe European Neighbourhood European Neighbourhood Policy intervention Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • William Clapton
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of New South WalesAustralia

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