Symposia

We occasionally run discussion forums on monographs of note. They are collected here for ease of access. You’re very welcome.


Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Social Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics (Routledge, 2011)

Jackson - Conduct of Inquiry Cover

Pablo, ‘Demarcation Problems: The Conduct of Inquiry Between Politics and Methodology’

Joe, ‘Freeing the Pluralist Imagination; Or, On The Wisdom of Escaping Weber’s “Iron Cage”‘

Nick, ‘Inference and Scientific Progress in International Relations’

Meera, ‘Of Consensus and Controversy: The Matrix Reloaded’

Patrick Jackson‘Reply One’, ‘Reply Two’, ‘Reply Three’ (all at The Duck of Minerva)


Barry Buzan and George Lawson, The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations (Cambridge, 2015)

Buzan and Lawson - The Global Transformation

Barry Buzan and George Lawson,
The Global Transformation: The Making of the Modern World

Julian Go, Closet Postcolonialists? On Buzan and Lawson’s Global Transformation

Jeppe Mulich, ‘Modernity is Everything; Empires are Everywhere’

Jamie, ‘When Ernest Met Leon’

Barry and George, The Global Transformation: A Response’


Lauren Wilcox, Bodies of Violence: Theorizing Embodied Subjects in International Relations (Oxford, 2015)

Lauren Wilcox, ‘Theorizing Embodied Subjects in International Relations’

Kevin McSorley, Violence, Norms and Embodiment’

Alison Howell, ‘Bodies, and Violence: Thinking With and Beyond Feminist IR’

Pablo, ‘Bodies, What Matter?’

Antoine, ‘Secular Bodies of Pain and the Posthuman Martial Corps’

Lauren, ‘Theorizing Embodiment and Making Bodies ‘Matter”


Megan Daigle, From Cuba With Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century (California, 2015)

Megan, ‘From Cuba With Love’

Rahul, ‘Love in the Time of El Período Especial’

Dunja Fehimovic, ‘Love, Discomfort and the Language of Tribe’

Nivi, ‘The “Affectual” Jockeys of Havana’

Pablo, ‘Knowing Like a Jinetera’

Megan, ‘Darkness and Light: Revisiting Cuba’


 NICK SRNICEK & ALEX WILLIAMS, INVENTING THE FUTURE: POSTCAPITALISM AND A WORLD WITHOUT WORK (Verso, 2015)
Srnicek and Williams Inventing the Future

Nick and Alex Williams, ‘Inventing the Future’

Steven Shaviro, ‘Accelerationism Without Accelerationism’

Joseph Kay, ‘Postcapitalist Ecology: A Comment on Inventing the Future

Sophie Lewis and David M. Bell, ‘(Why We Can’t) Let the Machines Win: A Response to Inventing the Future

Aggie Hirst and Tom Houseman, Pyrrhicc Victories: The Endgames of Accelerationist Efficacy’

Joe, ‘Myths of Invention’

Nick and Alex, ‘Reinventing the Future’




ROBERT VITALIS, WHITE WORLD ORDER, BLACK POWER POLITICS: THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (CORNELL, 2015)                 

Vitalis - White World Order.jpg

Bob Vitalis, ‘White World Order, Black Power Politics: A Symposium’

Naeem Inayatullah, ‘No Less A Scream For It Being Artful’

Nivi, ‘An African-American Social Science: International Relations’

Srdjan, ‘What Is This Thing Called IR? A View from Howard U’

Meera, “But What On Earth Is Whiteness That One Should So Desire It?”

Bob, ‘The Author’s Response’


Joe Hoover, RECONSTRUCTING HUMAN RIGHTS: A PRAGMATIST AND PLURALIST INQUIRY IN GLOBAL ETHICS (OXFORD, 2016)

Hoover Reconstructing Human Rights CoverJoe, ‘Reconstructing Human Rights’

Karen Zivi, ‘Human Rights: A Love Story?’

Anthony, ‘Upsetting the Theory: Rights for Housing and Queers’

Kirsten Ainley, ‘Jaw-jaw, War and Law’

Elke, ‘Translating Radical Plurality in Pragmatism: A Paradox?’

Joe, ‘So Much To Say, So Much To Say: A Reply’


Cynthia Weber, QUEER INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: SOVEREIGNTY, SEXUALITY AND THE WILL TO KNOWLEDGE (OXFORD, 2016)

Weber Queer IR Cover

Cynthia Weber, ‘Queer International Relations: A Symposium’

Joan Cocks, ‘Queer International Relations (II)’

Antke Engel, ‘Queer International Relations (III)’

Cyril Ghosh, ‘Queer International Relations (IV): Queer as Method

Dianne Otto, ‘Queer International Relations (V)

Cynthia Weber, ‘Sovereignty, Sexuality And The Will To Trump: A Queer IR Analysis And Response’


Ali Bilgiç, TURKEY, POWER AND THE WEST: GENDERED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND FOREIGN POLICY, (I.B. TAURUS, 2016)

Bilgic Turkey Power and the West

Ali Bilgiç, ‘Turkey, Power and the West’

Terrell Carver, ‘The View from Elsewhere Turns the World Inside Out’

Clemens Hoffmann, ‘Turkey, Power and Its Eastern Others’

Aida Hozic, ‘Of Malls and Mosques’

Swati Parashar, ‘Decoding Gender in Turkish Foreign Policy: How Ali Bilgic Gets It Right’

Ali, ‘‘You Are Fired!’ Towards the Hegemony of Neoliberal Hypermasculinity’

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