Brazilian Political Science Review (Online)
On-line version ISSN 1981-3821
SOUZA, Emerson Maione de. Re-evaluating the contribution and legacy of Hedley Bull. Braz. political sci. rev. (Online) [online]. 2008, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1981-3821.
The article aims, in the first instance, to make a detailed analysis of the work of Hedley Bull, approaching the main themes and concepts developed by him. Secondly, it aims to re-evaluate the potential of the author's contribution, given the new conditions of the post-Cold War period. With this in mind, the article critically analyses the most recent interpretations of his work, which seek to highlight its critical and normative potential, as well as to dissociate it from the realist tradition in international relations. These two facts differentiate the new commentators from older ones and reaffirm the continuing relevance of Hedley Bull's work, the latter being the article's chief conclusion.
Keywords : Hedley Bull; English School; Theory of International Relations.