dc.contributor.author Jeffery, Renée en_US dc.contributor.editor Annika Bolton, Douglas Boulton, and Mireille Thornton en_US dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-04T21:54:06Z dc.date.available 2017-04-04T21:54:06Z dc.date.issued 2005 en_US dc.date.modified 2010-01-15T06:15:43Z dc.identifier.issn 03058298 en_US dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/03058298050340011101 en_AU dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28318 dc.description.abstract Although they have been a central feature of the disciplinary history of International Relations, little attention has been paid to the historical and epistemological implications of designating certain sets of writers and their ideas as belonging to particular traditions of thought'. In light of this, this article is concerned with the theoretical conceptualisation of the term tradition', its historical connotations, and its specific application to the history of IR scholarship. Relying heavily on Michael Oakeshott's philosophy of history, it argues not only that traditions are inherently invented' phenomena but that the purposes for which they are invented - that is, whether they are historical or practical in orientation - is central to the analysis of their contents. Having established a theoretical understanding of tradition', the article discusses the works of John G. Gunnell and Brian C. Schmidt as providing a number of useful ways in which traditions, thus conceived, might be analysed before demonstrating how this might be done in IR scholarship using the works of Martin Wight and Hedley Bull as a pertinent example. In doing so, the article also seeks to make a more general claim about the need for greater historical awareness in contemporary IR scholarship. en_US dc.description.peerreviewed Yes en_US dc.description.publicationstatus Yes en_AU dc.language English en_US dc.language.iso en_AU dc.publisher Millennium Publishing en_US dc.publisher.place London en_US dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublication N en_AU dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom 57 en_US dc.relation.ispartofpageto 84 en_US dc.relation.ispartofissue 1 en_AU dc.relation.ispartofjournal Millennium: Journal of International Studies en_US dc.relation.ispartofvolume 34 en_US dc.rights.retention Y en_AU dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode 360105 en_US dc.title Tradition as Invention: The 'Traditions Tradition' and the History of Ideas in International Relations en_US dc.type Journal article en_US dc.type.description C1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC) en_US dc.type.code C - Journal Articles en_US gro.date.issued 2005 gro.hasfulltext No Full Text
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