Depository

Theories and Concepts of IR

Overview:

Part 1: The Rise of Modern International Order

  • Week 1: What is International Relations?

    Carvalho, Benjamin De, et al. "The Big Bangs of IR: The Myths That Your Teachers Still Tell You about 1648 and 1919." Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 39, no.3, 2011, pp.735-758., doi:10.1177/0305829811401459.

    Lawson, George. "The Rise of Modern International Order." The Globalization of World Politics: An introduction to international relations, by John Baylis et al., 7th ed., Oxford University Press, 2017.

  • Week 2: The Global Transformation

    Yahuda, Michael B. 2004. The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific. 2nd and rev. ed. London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon: 16-40.

  • Week 3:

    Yahuda, Michael B. 2004. The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific. 2nd and rev. ed. London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon: 41-55.

  • Week 4:

    Yahuda, Michael B. 2004. The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific. 2nd and rev. ed. London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon: 56-75.

  • Week 5: Current Debates in IR

  • Week 6: Reading Week

  • Week 7:

Part 2: Mainstream Approaches

  • Week 8:

    Schneider, Claudia. 2008. The Japanese History Textbook Controversy in East Asian Perspective. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 617(1): 107-22.

    Dirlik, Arif. 1991. "Past Experience, If Not Forgotten, Is a Guide to the Future"; Or, What Is in a Text? The Politics of History in Chinese-Japanese Relations. Boundary 2 18 (3):29-58.

    Shibuichi, Daiki. 2005. The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss? Asian Survey 45 (2):197-215.

  • Week 9: Liberalism(s)

  • Week 10: Cooperation

Part 3: Middle Way Approaches

  • Week 11: Debate - Syrian Conflict

  • Week 12: Constructivism

  • Week 13: Sovereignty

  • Week 14: The English School

  • Week 15: Society

  • Week 16: Debate - Middle Way Approaches

  • Week 17: Reading Week

Part 4: Critical Approaches

  • Week 18: Marxism and Critical Theory

  • Week 19: Empire

  • Week 20: Feminism

  • Week 21: Security

  • Week 22: Global IR