BOOK DEBATE Memories of Empire and Entry into International Society: Views from the European periphery

BOOK DEBATE Memories of Empire and Entry into International Society: Views from the European periphery

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Richard Caplan (Linacre College, Oxford)
Filip Ejdus (University of Bristol)
Vjosa Musliu (Free University of Brussels)
Jan Zielonka (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Chair: 
Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Series: 
European Studies Seminar

What is the role of memories for the expansion of international society? By drawing on the English School approach to International Relations this edited volume argues that the memories of empire and suzerainty are key to understanding sociological aspects of the expansion of anarchical society. The expert contributors adopt a socio-historic conceptualization of entry into international society, aiming to move beyond the legalist analysis, and also explore the impact of identity-constructions and collective memories on the expansion of international society.

Filip Ejdus is Marie Curie Research Fellow at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, UK, and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

In association with DPIR/CIS and ESC