Society and Anarchy in International Relations (1966)

  • Kai Alderson
  • Andrew Hurrell


This paper was presented to the British Committee on the Theory of International Politics on 22 July 1961 and was published in 1966. Bull became a central figure in the work of the Committee which provided an important forum for, and stimulus to, his work. As Herbert Butterfield noted in a letter of 5 July 1966: ‘Bull was not an original member of the Committee, but has come to quite a leading position, as his mentality and his notion of the subject happen to be exactly what was in mind when the Committee was founded.’ The work of the Committee is explored in recent works by Tim Dunne and Brunello Vigezzi.†


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  • Kai Alderson
  • Andrew Hurrell

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