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Research at History and Theory of International Relations

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Research at the Chair Group on History and Theory of International relations revolves around two overlapping fields: Modes of Reasoning about order, power and governance; and The Politics of Global Connectivities. Common to them is a concern with understanding the making of orders of governance as well as advancing and refining traditional and alternative methodological approaches to the study of history and theory of international relations, such as Historical Epistemology.

Methodological expertise across the group includes interpretive, ethnographic and cultural research, genealogy, historical epistemology, social and political theory, contextual history, and biography. Members of the group come from various intellectual traditions and some are influenced and inspired by critical social and political theory, constructivist approaches to global politics, and poststructuralist thought. While the practice of splitting up domains of knowledge production through periodisation, categorization, and disciplinary closure is itself problematized in the group, research spans from Antiquity to the Early Modern, Modern and Late Modern and encompasses regions such as Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa and across disciplines such as political science, sociology, history, and philosophy.

The Research Colloquium on History and Theory of International Relations provides members of the group and guests with a forum to exchange ideas and work in progress.

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Last modified:21 February 2017 3.22 p.m.