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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Historical International Relations Dr Tristen Naylor
This course provides an advanced-level overview of historical enquiry in International Relations. Surveying a broad array of approaches within the discipline, the course aims to (i) interrogate how history has been used and abused in IR scholarship, (ii) understand how historicist approaches can advance knowledge about key IR concepts including order, power, and sovereignty; (iii) demonstrate how historical enquiry challenges prevailing ontologies; (iv) evaluate methods of historical analysis. The course will also examine how historical IR can yield improved accounts of the development of the international system and be used for speculative thinking about possible future trajectories for international and global politics.

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