The Theory of International Relations

Selected Texts from Gentili to Treitschke


Author: M. G. Forsyth,H. M. A. Keens-Soper,Peter Savigear

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412839831

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 3999

The great writings of the past on the subject of international relations add an important dimension to the contemporary study of the field. The Theory of International Relations consists of substantial selections from authors whose ideas should be readily available to all students of international relations. All the passages selected by the editors ask fundamental, theoretical questions searching for the essence of interstate relations. This quest for answers carries the reader into investigations of the causes of war, the balance of power, the relationship between international relations and the political theory of the state, and other major issues of this subject. The editors provide an introduction to the work, which sets out the principles of selection and their belief in the relevance of political thought to the understanding of international relations. The selections are arranged in chronological sequence from Alberico Gentili, writing in 1598, to Heinrich von Treitschke, lecturing in Berlin at the end of the nineteenth century. All are concerned with the nature of international politics. Some of these selections are translated here for the first time and others reprinted from translations not easily obtainable. It is significant that Gentz's essay on the balance of power has not appeared in English since 1806, while Rousseau's writings on international politics have never been fully translated at all. There can be little doubt that the great writers of the past are presently neglected by students of international relations. This work covers extensive ground in solving this problem. As the theoretical background of international relations is acquiring an increasingly important place in college courses in this area, the need for this book is widely felt. M. G. Forsyth was lecturer of politics at the University of Leicester. He is the co-author of Economic Planning and Policies in Britain, France, and West Germany. H. M. A. Keens-Soper was lecturer of politics at the University of Leicester and has also been a French government scholar at Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. P. Savigear was professor of politics at the University of Leicester and before that professor of history at Exeter University.

Dictionary of British Educationists


Author: Richard Aldrich,Peter Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317949315

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 616

This dictionary provides the reader with an easily accessible guide to the biographies of approximately 450 educationists. It covers the period from 1800 to the present day and includes a wide range of people who were active in promoting education at different levels.

The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890


Author: M. Baer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035293

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

View: 9619

The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 explores a critical chapter in the story of Britain's transition to democracy. Utilising the remarkably rich documentation generated by Westminster elections, Baer reveals how the most radical political space in the age of oligarchy became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy.

Royal Romances

Sex, Scandal, and Monarchy in Print, 1780-1821


Author: K. Samuelian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 9132

This text explores the reception of the royal family during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and its representation in fiction, poetry, and the popular press. Samuelian finds that popular response to the royal family has reflected the public's belief in their right of access to the private life of royalty.

Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834


Author: Moira Ferguson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317634861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

View: 9781

First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then chronicles writings by Anglo-Saxon women and one African-Caribbean ex-slave woman, from between 1670 and 1834, on the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves. Through studying the writings of around thirty women in total, Ferguson concludes that white British women, as a result of their class position, religious affiliation and evolving conceptions of sexual difference, constructed a colonial discourse about Africans in general and slaves in particular. Crucially, the feminist propensity to align with anti-slavery activism helped to secure the political self-liberation of white British women. A fascinating and detailed text, this volume will be of particular interest to undergraduate students researching colonial British female writers, early feminist discourse, and the anti-slavery debate.

History of Income Tax

the Development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day related to the social, economic and political history of the period


Author: b.e.v Sabine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134561423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3636

This classic book tells the story of the development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day and relates it to the social, economic and political history of the period. There have been studies of Income Tax at various stages in its growth; studies of finance and taxation in general in which Income Tax has been closely concerned; studies too of some of the Chancellors of the Exchequer who have made significant contributions to the Income Tax system; but this is the first time an attempt has been made to encompass the whole 160 years or so of its life in one volume. And a fascinating story it is too when set in perspective. The author shows how Income Tax was introduced to finance the Napoleonic Wars, how it was revived by Peel to pay for Free Trade, and how it underwrote Victorian prosperity and confidence. He then describes its immense expansion through two World Wars to its present position as a dominant feature of British finance. This book was first published in 1966.

A Literary History of England


Author: A Baugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136892990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 4052

First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mr Hopkins' Men

Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century


Author: A.D.D. Craik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846287916

Category: Mathematics

Page: 410

View: 8259

A few years ago, in the Wren Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, I came across a remarkable but then little-known album of pencil and watercolour portraits. The artist of most (perhaps all) was Thomas Charles Wageman. Created during 1829–1852, these portraits are of pupils of the famous mat- matical tutor William Hopkins. Though I knew much about several of the subjects, the names of others were then unknown to me. I was prompted to discover more about them all, and gradually this interest evolved into the present book. The project has expanded naturally to describe the Cambridge educational milieu of the time, the work of William Hopkins, and the later achievements of his pupils and their contemporaries. As I have taught applied mathematics in a British university for forty years, during a time of rapid change, the struggles to implement and to resist reform in mid-nineteenth-century Cambridge struck a chord of recognition. So, too, did debates about academic standards of honours degrees. And my own experiences, as a graduate of a Scottish university who proceeded to C- bridge for postgraduate work, gave me a particular interest in those Scots and Irish students who did much the same more than a hundred years earlier. As a mathematician, I sometimes felt frustrated at having to suppress virtually all of the ? ne mathematics associated with this period: but to have included such technical material would have made this a very different book.

The Greville Memoirs

A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria


Author: Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville,Henry Reeve

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108030122

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 498

These fascinating and revealing political and social diaries cover English history from the Regency to the Crimean War.

Lord Grey of the Reform Bill


Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5873924279

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 2226

Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815–1840


Author: E.C. Patterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400968396

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 1058

Among the myriad of changes that took place in Great Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century, many of particular significance to the historian of science and to the social historian are discernible in that small segment of British society drawn together by a shared interest in natural phenomena and with sufficient leisure or opportunity to investigate and ponder them. This group, which never numbered more than a mere handful in comparison to the whole population, may rightly be characterized as 'scientific'. They and their successors came to occupy an increasingly important place in the intellectual, educational, and developing economic life of the nation. Well before the arrival of mid-century, natural philosophers and inventors were generally hailed as a source of national pride and of national prestige. Scientific society is a feature of nineteenth-century British life, the best being found in London, in the universities, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and in a few scattered provincial centres.