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Benno Teschke
Reader In International Relations (International Relations)
Key areas: IR Theory,Historical Sociology, Marxism, International Political Thought
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Selected publications


Teschke, Benno (2014) IR theory, historical materialism, and the false promise of international historical sociology. Spectrum: Journal of Global Studies, 6 (1). pp. 1-66. ISSN 1308-8432

Teschke, Benno and Cemgil, Can (2014) The dialectic of the concrete: reconsidering dialectic for IR and foreign policy analysis. Globalizations, 11 (5). pp. 605-625. ISSN 1474-7731

Teschke, Benno (2011) Advances and impasses in Fred Halliday's international historical sociology: a critical appraisal. International Affairs, 87 (5). pp. 1087-1106. ISSN 0020-5850

Teschke, Benno Gerhard (2011) Fatal attraction: a critique of Carl Schmitt's international political and legal theory. International Theory, 3 (2). pp. 179-227. ISSN 1752-9719

Teschke, Benno (2011) The fetish of geopolitics: reply to Gopal Balakrishnan. New Left Review (69). pp. 81-100. ISSN 0028-6060

Teschke, Benno (2011) Decisions and indecisions: political and intellectual receptions of Carl Schmitt. New Left Review (67). pp. 61-95. ISSN 0028-6060

Teschke, Benno and Lacher, Hannes (2007) The changing 'logics' of capitalist competition. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20 (4). pp. 565-580. ISSN 0955-7571

Teschke, Benno (2006) Debating 'the myth of 1648': state-formation, the interstate system and the rise of capitalism - a rejoinder. International Politics, 43 (5). pp. 531-573. ISSN 1740-3898

Teschke, Benno (2006) 'Imperial doxa from the Berlin republic' [Review] Herfried Münkler (2005) Imperien: Die Logik der Weltherrschaft—vom Alten Rom bis zu den Vereinigten Staaten. New Left Review, 2 (40). pp. 128-140. ISSN 0028-6060

Teschke, Benno (2005) Bourgeois Revolution, State Formation and the Absence of the International. Historical Materialism, 13 (2). pp. 3-26. ISSN 1465-4466

Teschke, Benno (2005) Bürgerliche revolution, staatsbildung und die abwesenheit des internationalen. Prokla, 35 (141). pp. 575-600. ISSN 0342-8176

Teschke, Benno (2002) Theorising the Westphalian system of states: international relations from absolutism to capitalism (French translation). European Journal of International Relations, 8 (1). pp. 5-48. ISSN 1354-0661

Teschke, Benno (2002) Geopolitik und Marxismus. The Global Site.

Teschke, Benno (1998) Geopolitical relations in the European middle ages: history and theory. International Organization, 52 (2). pp. 325-358. ISSN 0020-8183

Teschke, Benno and Heine, Christian (1997) The Discipline of International Relations and Dialectical Thinking: A Reply to Our Critics. Millennium, 26 (2). pp. 455-470. ISSN 0305-8298

Teschke, Benno (1997) The transformation of the year one thousand: the village of Lournand from antiquity to feudalism. Historical Materialism, 1 (1). pp. 196-202. ISSN 1465-4466

Teschke, Benno and Heine, Christian (1996) Sleeping Beauty and the Dialectical Awakening: On the Potential of Dialectic for International Relations. Millennium, 25 (2). pp. 399-424. ISSN 0305-8298


Teschke, Benno (2003) The myth of 1648: class, geopolitics and the making of modern international relations. Verso. ISBN 9781859846933

Book Section

Teschke, Benno and Wyn-Jones, Steffan (2017) Marxism in foreign policy. In: Thies, Cameron (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Teschke, Benno (2017) After the 'Tilly-Thesis': social conflict, differential state-formation and geopolitics in the construction of the European system of states. In: Kaspersen, Lars Bo and Strandsbjerg, Jeppe (eds.) Does war make states? Investigations of Charles Tilly’s historical sociology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 25-52. ISBN 9781107141506

Kaspersen, Lars Bo, Strandsbjerg, Jeppe and Teschke, Benno (2017) Introduction: state-formation theory: status, problems, and prospects. In: Kaspersen, Lars Bo and Strandsbjerg, Jeppe (eds.) Does war make states? Investigations of Charles Tilly’s historical sociology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781107141506

Teschke, Benno and Wenten, Frido (2016) Capitalism. In: Berenskoetter, Felix (ed.) Concepts in world politics. Sage, London, pp. 157-180. ISBN 9781446294284

Teschke, Benno (2016) 「1648年の神話」再考(山下範久構成・訳) Reconsideration of "Myth of 1648" (Construction and Translation by Yamashita Norihisa). In: Yamashita, Norihisa, Ataka, Hiroaki and Shibasaki, Atsushi (eds.) Deconstructing the Westphalian Discourse: International Relations as Historiography. Nakanishiya Shoten, Kyoto, pp. 113-135. ISBN 9784779510953

Teschke, Benno (2016) Carl Schmitt's concepts of war: a categorical failure. In: Meierhenrich, Jens and Simons, Oliver (eds.) The Oxford handbook of Carl Schmitt. Oxford Handbooks . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 367-400. ISBN 9780199916931

Teschke, Benno and Cemgil, Can (2015) The dialectic of the concrete: reconsidering dialectic for IR and foreign policy analysis. In: Brincat, Shannon (ed.) Dialectic in world politics. Rethinking globalizations (38). Routledge, London, pp. 25-45. ISBN 9780415625272

Teschke, Benno and Wenten, Frido (2015) Marxismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen. In: Masala, Carlo and Sauer, Frank (eds.) Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen, 2nd edition. Springer Verlag, Wiesbaden, pp. 107-140. ISBN 9783531199542

Teschke, Benno (2011) Marx, Engels und Lenin: Krieg, Internationale Beziehungen und Geschichtstheorie. In: Beckmann, R and Jaeger, T (eds.) Handbuch Kriegstheorien. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 227-238. ISBN 9783531179339

Teschke, Benno (2011) Geopolitics. In: Badie, B, Berg-Schlosser, D and Morlino, L (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Political Science. SAGE Publications, pp. 970-973. ISBN 9781412959636

Teschke, Benno and Lacher, Hannes (2010) The Changing "Logics" of Capitalist Competition (reprint). In: Anievas, Alexander (ed.) Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism,. Routledge, 27-41,. ISBN 0415478022

Teschke, Benno (2010) Revisiting the "war-makes-states" thesis : war, taxation and social property relations in early modern Europe. In: Asbach, O and Schroeder, P (eds.) War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth Century Europe. Ashgate, Surrey, England, pp. 35-62. ISBN 9780754668114

Heine, Christian and Teschke, Benno (2008) Sleeping Beauty and the Dialectical Awakening: On the Potential of Dialectics for International Relations (reprinted extract),. In: Roach, Steven C (ed.) Critical Theory and International Relations: A Reader. Routledge, pp. 302-314. ISBN 0415954185

Teschke, Benno (2008) Marxism. In: Reus-Smit, Christian and Snidal, Duncan (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Relations. The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 163-187. ISBN 978-0-19-921932-2

Teschke, Benno (2006) The Metamorphoses of European Territoriality: A Historical Reconstruction (Russian Translation). In: Burgess, Michael and Vollaard, Hans (eds.) State Territoriality and European Integration. Europe and the Nation State . Routledge, London and New York, pp. 37-67. ISBN 041539046X

Teschke, Benno (2004) The origins and evolution of the European states-system. In: Athreye, S, Brown, W and Bromley, S (eds.) Ordering the International: History, Change and Transformation. Pluto Press, London, pp. 21-65. ISBN 0745321380

Teschke, Benno and Heine, Christian (2002) The Dialectic of Globalisation: A Critique of Social Constructivism. In: Rupert, Mark and Smith, Hazel (eds.) Historical Materialism and Globalization. ROUTLEDGE, pp. 165-187. ISBN 0-415-26371-9

Teschke, Benno (2001) Geopolitik. In: Haug, WF (ed.) Historisch-Kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus (Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism): Gegenöffentlichkeit bis Hegemonialapparat. Argument Verlag, 322-334,. ISBN 3886194353

Edited Book

Dufour, Frédérick Guillaume and Teschke, Benno, eds. (2012) Le renouvellement de la sociologie historique Marxiste des relations internationales. Cahiers de recherche sociologique, 52 . Athena Editions, Montreal, Canada. ISBN 9782924142097