UDIRT - The UD International Relations Theory Reading Group
The IR Theory Reading Group (UDIRT) will begin meetings this Friday February 21st from 12:30 pm - 2 pm in Smith Hall. Meetings will continue weekly to discuss articles from the EJIR (European Journal of International Relations) special issue 'The end of IR theory?' September 2013: 19(3).
The first three readings we will begin discussing are:
- Dunne, Tim, Lene Hansen, and Colin Wight. 2013. “The End of International Relations Theory?” European Journal of International Relations 19(3): 405–25.
- Bennett, Andrew. 2013. “The Mother of All Isms: Causal Mechanisms and Structured Pluralism in International Relations Theory.” European Journal of International Relations 19(3): 459–81.
- Jackson, Patrick Thaddeus and Daniel H. Nexon. 2013. “International Theory in a Post-Paradigmatic Era: From Substantive Wagers to Scientific Ontologies.” European Journal of International Relations 19(3): 543–65.
The IR Theory Reading Group (UDIRT) will meet on Friday, Feb. 22nd from 12:30 pm - 2 pm in Smith 348 to discuss the following items from the January 2013; 41 (2) issue of Millennium:
- Christine Sylvester, "The Elusive Arts of Reflexivity in the ‘Sciences’ of International Relations"
- Colin Wight, "The Dualistic Grounding of Monism: Science, Pluralism and Typological Truncation"
- Fred Chernoff, "Science, Progress and Pluralism in the Study of International Relations"
- October 10th Readings:
Carsten Stahn, Responsibility to Protect: Political Rhetoric or Emerging Legal Norm?", The American Journal of International Law, 101(1), January 2007, pp. 99-120.
Alan J. Kuperman, "The Moral Hazard of Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from the Balkans," International Studies Quarterly, 52 (1), March 2008.
- November 21st Readings:
Sjoberg, Laura. (2008). Scaling IR Theory: Geography's Contribution to Where IR Takes Place. International Studies Review, Volume 10 Issue 3, Pages 472 - 500.
Neumann, Iver B. & Sending, Ole Jacob. (2007). 'The International' as Governmentality. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. Volume 35 No. 3, Pages 677-701.
- April 11th Readings:
Deborah Boucoyannis, "The International Wanderings of a Liberal Idea, or Why Liberals Can Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Balance of Power," Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2007, pp. 703-727.
Daniel H. Deudney, "The Philadelphian System: Sovereignty, Arms Control, and Balance of Power in the American State System, Circa 1787-1861," International Organization, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1995, pp. 191-228.
- October 12th Readings:
David A. Lake, "Escape from the State of Nature: Authority and Hierarchy in World Politics," International Security, 32/1 (Summer 2007): 47-79.
Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall, "Power in International Politics," International Organization, 59/1 (Winter 2005): 39-75.
- November 2nd Readings:
Jack Donnelly, "Sovereign Inequalities and Hierarchy in Anarchy: American Power and International Society," European Journal of International Relations, 12/2 (June 2006): 139-170.
Daniel Nexon and Thomas Wright, "What's at Stake in the American Empire Debate," American Political Science Review, 101/2 (May 2007): 253-271.