Masterseminar: Advanced International Relations: Theory, Method and Illustration (MR/IPIR-1; MR/IPIR-3, MR-4 [200303])

Inhalt

“Advanced IR theory” implies a repudiation of obsolete dichotomies such as idealism vs. realism, realism vs. institutionalism or realism and institutionalism vs. constructivism. By addressing philosophical perspectives, a reframed picture of IR metatheory will be developed in the first few sessions of the seminar. On that basis, the remainder of the seminar will look at substantial theorizing in IR through the previously elaborated metatheoretical lense. 
The seminar requires extensive reading, and the presentation of one topic per participant is expected in order to stimulate debates. 

Regular Time: Thursday 10:00 - 12:00

 

Organisatorisches

Session 1: Introduction, Organization 
11 April 2017 

Session 2: Brian Schmidt, On the History and Historiography of IR 
18 April 2017 

Schmidt, Brian (2002) On the History and Historiography of IR, in: Handbook of IR. 

Session 3: Jackson – Philosophy of Science and IR 
25 April 2017 

Jackson, Patrick Thaddeus (2011) The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations, ch. 1 and 2. 

Session 4: Wendt – Critical Realism 
2 May 2017 

Wendt, Alexander (1999) Social Theory of International Politics, ch. 1 and 2. 

Session 5: Waltz – Analyticism 
9 May 2017 

Waltz, Kenneth (1979) Theory of International Politics, ch. 1 and 2. 

Session 6: Shapcott – Critical Theory/Reflexivity 
16 May 2017 

Shapcott, Richard (2001) Justice, Community and Dialogue in International Relations, Intro plus ch. 1 & 2. 

23 May 2017: No seminar 

Session 7: Nabers I – Beyond the philosophy of science 
30 May 2017 

Nabers, Dirk (2015) A Poststructuralist Discourse Theory, part. II. 

Session 8: Nabers II – Poststructuralism 
6 June 2017 

Nabers, Dirk (2015) A Poststructuralist Discourse Theory, part. III. 

13 June 2017: No seminar 

Session 9: Campbell – Threat, danger and foreign policy 
20 June 2017 

Campbell, David (1998) Writing Security, Intro and ch. 1 & 2. 

Session 10: Hansen 
27 June 2017 

Lene Hansen (2006) Security as Practice, part 1. 

Session 11: Fagan – Poststructuralist ethics 
4 July 2017 

Fagan, Madeleine (2013) Ethics and Politics after Poststructuralism, Intro plus ch. 1, 5 & 6. 

Session 12: Summary, critique 
11 July 2017