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The ‘international system’ concept of the traditional triad and the English School’s (hereafter ES) methodological pluralism are both aspects of the School that are taken for granted. However, neither the international system concept nor the ES’s methodological pluralism are well understood. In both cases, over the years the debate has been patchy and unsustained. With regards to the international system concept, the debate has largely revolved around whether the concept remains relevant.

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This paper was originally presented in the "ES Theory Debates" panel at WISC Conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2005.