The Anarchical Society

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The Anarchical Society
The Anarchical Society third edition cover.jpg
Third edition cover
Author Hedley Bull
Country United States
Language English
Subject International relations
Publisher Columbia University Press
Publication date
1977
Media type Hardback
Pages 335
ISBN 0-231-04132-2
OCLC 2332174
341.2 19
LC Class JX1954 .B79 1977

The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics is a 1977 book by Hedley Bull and a founding text of the English School of international relations theory. The title refers to the assumption of anarchy in the international system (posited primarily by realists) and argues for the existence of an international society.

The book also outlines Bull's theory of new medievalism.

Bibliographic details[edit]

  • Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics (London: Macmillan, 1977), ISBN 0333199146.
  • Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics, 2nd edn (London: Macmillan, 1995), ISBN 0333638220 (with a new foreword by Stanley Hoffmann).
  • Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics, 3rd edn (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), ISBN 0231127634 (paper), ISBN 0231127626 (cloth) (includes a substantial new foreword by Andrew Hurrell).

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