Wilson, Peter

Dr Peter Wilson  


Position held

Associate Professor in International Relations


Non LSE positions held

Universities of Oxford, Brunel, and Keele

External Examiner


Experience keywords:

inter-war liberal internationalism; international relations theory; international society; the English school

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Dr Wilson's research is concerned with three areas: the theory of international society and the contribution of the English school; the theory and practice of international relations during the inter-war period, with special reference to the League of Nations and liberal internationalism; and the life and thought of Leonard Woolf, Gilbert Murray, E. H. Carr and C. A. W. Manning.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; United Kingdom


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7391



Wilson, Peter and Yao, Joanne (2018) International sanctions as a primary institution of international society In: Knudsen, Tonny Brems and Navari, Cornelia, (eds.) International organization in the anarchical society: the institutional structure of world order. Palgrave Studies in International Relations. Palgrave, London, UK, 126-148. ISBN 9783319716213


Wilson, Peter and Zhang, Yongjin and Knudsen, Tonny Brems and Wilson, Peter and Sharp, Paul and Navari, Cornelia and Buzan, Barry (2016) The English School in retrospect and prospect: Barry Buzan’s an introduction to the English School of International Relations: the societal approach Cooperation and Conflict, 51 (1). 94-136. ISSN 0010-8367


Wilson, Peter (2015) Leonard Woolf, the League of Nations and peace between the wars Political Quarterly, 86 (4). 532-539. ISSN 0032-3179


Wilson, Peter (2014) Idealism In: Armstrong, David, (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies: International Relations. Oxford bibliographies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Wilson, Peter (2013) Attacking Hitler in England: patriarchy, class and war in Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas In: Bliddal, Hennik and Sylvest, Casper and Wilson, Peter, (eds.) Classics of International Relations: Essays in Criticism and Appreciation. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 36-47. ISBN 9780415699808

Wilson, Peter (2013) Power, morality and the remaking of international order: E.H. Carr’s the The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939 In: Bliddal, Henrik and Sylvest, Casper and Wilson, Peter, (eds.) Classics of International Relations: Essays in Criticism and Appreciation. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 48-58. ISBN 9780415699808

Bliddal, Henrik and Sylvest, Casper and Wilson, Peter, eds (2013) Classics of international relations: essays in criticism and appreciation Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415699808


Wilson, Peter (2012) Where are we now in the debate about the first great debate? In: Schmidt, Brian, (ed.) International Relations and the First Great Debate. New international relations. Routledge, London, UK, 133-151. ISBN 9780415668941

Wilson, Peter (2012) The English School meets the Chicago School: the case for a grounded theory of international institutions International Studies Review, 14 (4). 567-590. ISSN 1521-9488


Wilson, Peter (2011) League of nations In: Dowding, Keith, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Power. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA, 382-383. ISBN 9781412927482

Wilson, Peter (2011) Idealism in international relations In: Dowding, Keith, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Power. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA, 332-333. ISBN 9781412927482

Wilson, Peter (2011) Gilbert Murray and International Relations: Hellenism, liberalism, and international intellectual cooperation as a path to peace Review of International Studies, 37 (2). 881-909. ISSN 0260-2105


Wilson, Peter (2009) The English School's approach to international law In: Navari, Cornelia, (ed.) Theorising International Society: English School Methods. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 167-188. ISBN 9780230547155

Wilson, Peter (2009) E.H. Carr's The Twenty Years' Crisis: Appearance and Reality in World Politics Politik, 12 (4). 21-25. ISSN 1604-0058

Wilson, Peter (2009) Liberalism and the world circa 1930: Gilbert Murray’s The Ordeal of this Generation Politik, 12 (4). 15-20. ISSN 1604-0058


Wilson, Peter (2008) Leonard Woolf: still not out of the jungle? Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 97 (394). 147-160. ISSN 0035-8533


Wilson, Peter (2007) Gilbert Murray, 1866-1957 In: Brack, Duncan and Randall, Ed, (eds.) Dictionary of Liberal Thought. Politico's Publishing, London, UK, 291-294. ISBN 9781842751671

Wilson, Peter (2007) Retrieving cosmos: Gilbert Murray's thought on international relations In: Stray, C, (ed.) Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 239-260. ISBN 9780199208791


Wilson, Peter (2005) Fabian paternalism and radical dissent: Leonard Woolf's Theory of economic imperialism In: Long, David and Schmidt, Brian C, (eds.) Internationalism and Imperialism in the Discipline of International Relations. SUNY series in global politics. SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 117-140. ISBN 0791463230


Wilson, Peter (2004) Manning's quasi-masterpiece: the nature of international society revisited Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 93 (377). 755-769. ISSN 0035-8533


Wilson, Peter (2003) The international theory of Leonard Woolf: A study in twentieth century idealism Palgrave Macmillan series on the history of international thought (1st). 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9780312294731


Wilson, Peter (2001) Radicalism for a conservative purpose: the peculiar realism of E. H. Carr Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 30 (1). 123-136. ISSN 0305-8298

Economides, Spyros and Wilson, Peter (2001) The economic factor in international relations: a brief introduction Library of international relations (19th). 19th, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781860646621

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