Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT)



BISA Working Group on Historical Sociology & IR

The Group's principal aim is to encourage and extend thinking about historical sociology within the International Relations community.

Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), University of Nottingham

The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) was created to provide a focus for research and teaching in relation to the most fundamental question facing us as citizens: how should we live?  Based in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, CSSGJ offers a space for reflection, education and research in many different facets of social and global justice.

CRIPT – Contemporary Research on International Political Theory

CRIPT is one of oldest working groups within BISA, a group with a long tradition of fostering research in international political theory.  It aims to create a forum for those interested in the application of political and critical social theory to world politics. CRIPT is keenly committed to supporting the work of early-career researchers and sponsors events that provide career development opportunities for the next generation of theoretically oriented IR scholars. 

ISA Theory Section

The Theory Section is the part of the International Studies Association dedicated to debating and developing theory. It aims to promote the importance of theory in IR scholarship, foster research networks and opportunities for collaboration and exchange and enhance the dialogue between IR and Political Theory and the status of IR scholars as political theorists.



European Journal of international Relations
International Theory
Review of International Studies



Conversations with History

Conceived in 1982 by Harry Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 500 interviews.

Michel Foucault Lectures

Original audio lecture material by Michel Foucault.

Spaces of Aid

The website organises the writings of of the late Dr. Lisa Smirl according to the objects (the hotel, SUV, memoir etc), places (Aceh, New Orleans, Sarajveo) and themes (reconstruction, materiality, space and power etc) that she was working on.  

Theory Talks

Theory Talks is an interactive forum for discussion of debates in International Relations with an emphasis of the underlying theoretical issues. By frequently inviting cutting-edge specialists in the field to elucidate their work and to explain current developments both in IR theory and real-world politics, Theory Talks aims to offer both scholars and students a comprehensive view of the field and its most important protagonists.