Evgeny Roshchin
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This conclusion presents some concluding thoughts on key concepts covered in this book. The book raises a number of methodological issues concerning the object of analysis and the degree of contextualism and genealogy that an empirical research on the friendship of utility can afford to remain relevant to contemporary debates about international politics. It combines contextualist analysis with a diachronic perspective on conceptual usage and change, but this combination could not have been achieved at no cost to both components. Nevertheless, it demonstrates that contextualism and conceptual history can effectively address questions pertaining to international relations (IR) and international political theory. The change in the concept of friendship was predicated on seventeenth-and eighteenth-century debates on the nature of the state, the state of nature and human society. Studying conceptual change across contexts requires paying attention to incremental changes in the use of relevant terms in less personalised and routinised contexts.

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