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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Ken Boothen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:39Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-04T06:17:03Z
dc.identifier.issn00471178en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047117806063847en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13683
dc.description.abstractIn recent international relations (IR) literature and foreign policy, the concept of civilisation has enjoyed a surprising revival. Its recent use, however, has had little reference to those who did most to introduce it into modern thought, the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment. A re-examination of their thought suggests the need for a more nuanced view of civilisation, one that appreciates that the promise of domestic peace that comes with civilisation is also laden with the peril of war and new dynamics of international order. This article will focus on how David Hume (1711-76), William Robertson (1721-93), Adam Smith (1723-90) and Adam Ferguson (1723-1816) framed their understanding of civilisation and the civilising process in Europe. It will be argued that they were animated by the need to identify the processes at work in reshaping Europe, giving rise to a new international order of civilised societies and mighty sovereign states. Civilisation thus emerged as a process not simply of domestic refinement and pacification, but of the emergence of a new kind of international order between militarily powerful, 'civilised' and 'civilising' sovereign states with enhanced capacities for waging war.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeThousand Oaks, Californiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ire.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom175en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto192en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Relationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360104en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360105en_US
dc.titleCivilisation, Sovereignty and War: The Scottish Enlightenment and International Relationsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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