Encouraging innovative theoretical research in International Relations

A latecomer to the modern canon of social sciences, the discipline of International Relations has a relatively narrow core: its roots in Anglo-American politics and academia created a Eurocentric bias; its keen desire to influence policy-making stood in the way of systematic theoretical analysis; and its limited conception of social science impeded the analysis of core norms and values. The Centre for Advanced International Theory thus aims to provide the space for systematic reflection on the concepts, actors, structures, norms, and practices of international politics.

To this end, CAIT invites advanced fundamental research on international politics from within and outside the discipline - including but not limited to international political theory, international historical sociology, international political economy and from all theoretical backgrounds, orthodox and heterodox - free of the requirement for direct policy relevance and reflexive of the knowledge/power nexus.

The Sussex International Theory Lectures showcase the relevance of innovative theoretical work in International Relations; the Sussex International Theory Prize values outstanding innovative theoretical research in International Relations; the annual International Theory Symposium provides the framework for thorough engagement with international theory and Visiting Fellowships, workshops, conferences and reading groups encourage exchange and collaboration in the field.

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Agency and Geopolitics – Brazilian State-Formation and the Problem of Eurocentrism in International Historical Sociology

The Center for Advanced International Theory and the Political Marxism Research Group are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Dr. Pedro Salgado Dutra (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Economics and International Relations at the Federal University in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil), on ''Agency and Geopolitics – Brazilian State-Formation and the Problem of Eurocentrism in International Historical Sociology', Monday, 1 April, 3-5pm, Pevensey 1, 2A1.

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Agency and Geopolitics – Brazilian State-Formation and the Problem of Eurocentrism in International Historical Sociology

2019 Sussex International Theory Prize

The Centre for Advanced International Theory invites nominations for the 2019 Sussex International Theory Prize for the best piece of research in International Relations published in book form in 2018.

In 2011, the Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) was established by the Department of International Relations within the School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex.  The core mission of the Centre is to support and disseminate innovative fundamental research in international theory.

The Sussex International Theory Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations. Last year’s Prize was awarded jointly to Sean Molloy for his book Kant's International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace (University of Michigan Press 2017) and to Catherine Lu for her book Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (CUP 2017).

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Critique in Times of Post-Truth - Dr. Sebastian Schindler

Dr. Sebastian Schindler from the University of Frankfurt's School of Social Science is our latest CAIT Visiting Research Fellow.

Sebastian is a research associate in the working group ‘International Organisations’ at the Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence ‘Normative Orders’. His research is located at the intersection between IR Theories, international organisations, and international political theory. His essay “Man versus State: Contested Agency in the United Nations” was awarded Millennium’s Northedge Prize in 2014. Since 2016, he serves as speaker of the Young Researchers’ Group in the IR section of the German Political Science Association.

Sebastian presented his current work entitled "Critique in Times of Post-Truth" on Friday, 30th of November 2018 to the Department.

More details: Critique in Times of Post-Truth

New Leverhulme project on Women and the History of International Thought (WHIT)

This collaborative and multi-disciplinary four-year project (2018-2022), generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is the first sustained attempt to write historical women back into the history of international thought and the academic discipline of International Relations (IR).

Visit the website: Women and the History of International Thought

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