, Volume 86, Number 5

Timothy M Shaw and Lucian M Ashworth
The parallel development of the inter- and non-governmental Commonwealths on the one hand and the field of International Relations should not go unnoticed at the start of the second decade of the century. This article suggests that the Commonwealth nexus has always constituted a distinctive perspective and debate in both the metropole and the rest of the Commonwealth's expanding official and unofficial networks. The Commonwealth 'School' both reinforces and contrasts with other non-US and non-hegemonic approaches presently animating the field of IR.

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