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Rigour, gate keeping and security: A debate with Bellamy and McDonald

Makinda, S.M. (2005) Rigour, gate keeping and security: A debate with Bellamy and McDonald. Australian Journal of Political Science, 40 (3). pp. 419-423.

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I am pleased that Bellamy and McDonald have explained why they used an altered version of solidarism. Had they cited the post-1977 sources, rather than Hedley Bull's 1966 paper, in their article, my reaction would have been different. However, they have responded with further charges. Given space constraints, I respond to some, but not all, of their charges. This rejoinder is divided into five parts. The first defines the English School (ES), while the second discusses security in the ES. The third addresses the claim that I portrayed human security as a threat to the ES and the fourth examines the argument that I regard ES texts as sacred. The final part speculates about what we might learn from this debate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Copyright: © 2005 Australasian Political Studies Association
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