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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, B
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Ken Booth
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-06T01:30:34Z
dc.date.available2019-02-06T01:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-11-04T06:17:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0047-1178
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047117806063847
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeThousand Oaks, California
dc.publisher.urihttp://ire.sagepub.com/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom175
dc.relation.ispartofpageto192
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Relations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleCivilisation, Sovereignty and War: The Scottish Enlightenment and International Relations
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBuchan, Bruce A.


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