Natural Law and International Relations (1979)

  • Kai Alderson
  • Andrew Hurrell


Natural law was an important topic for Bull in his work on the history of thought about international relations and in his exploration of what might be the essential elements of international society. But it became still more important as he came to grapple with the implications of the expansion of international society beyond its original European confines, and with the reality of cultural diversity and of competing and conflicting conceptions of what international order might, and should, entail.


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  1. 1.
    E. B. F. Midgley, The Natural Law Tradition and the Theory of International Relations (London: Paul Elek, 1975).Google Scholar
  2. 20.
    See Raymond Aron, Peace and War: A Theory of International Relations (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1966), Part IV, pp. 575–787.Google Scholar

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  • Kai Alderson
  • Andrew Hurrell

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