Monthly Archives: April 2006

Political Theories on IR

“The Peace (of Westphalia) did not mark the emergence of the modern international system of states, which begun much earlier, nor the emergence of a system of nation-states, which came much later. Instead it constitutes the emergence of a society of states regulated by self-imposed and acknowledged rules and institutions.” (pg 219)

“A statesmen, never losing sight of principles, is to be guided by circumstances.” Burke, Religious Opinions.