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Patrick and Dan work their way through a piece of international-relations scholarship. And drink whiskey.

Whiskey & International Relations Theory Drs. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson & Daniel Nexon

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Patrick and Dan work their way through a piece of international-relations scholarship. And drink whiskey.

    Episode 12 - The Strange Regime

    Episode 12 - The Strange Regime

    In a sequel (of sorts) to Episode 11, Patrick and Dan talk about Susan Strange's "Cave! hic dragones: a critique of regime analysis." Topics include a comparison of "American" and "European" IR, realism as critical theory, the evolution of liberal order (redux), and cats.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 11 - Embedded Liberalism

    Episode 11 - Embedded Liberalism

    John Ruggie's 1982 article, which appeared in a special issue of International Organization on 'international regimes', is an important milestone for theories of hegemony, understandings of liberal (economic) order, and in the evolution of constructivism. Patrick and Dan revisit a piece they remember fondly from graduate school.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 10 - (Epilogue) Race and Securitization, part 2

    Episode 10 - (Epilogue) Race and Securitization, part 2

    After we finished recording the material in Episode 9, we stayed on and talked some more. These are the parts we all agreed are worth posting. Featuring special guests: Jarrod Hayes, Nawal Mustafa, and Robbie Shilliam.

    • 20 min
    Episode 9 - Race and Securitization Theory

    Episode 9 - Race and Securitization Theory

    Patrick and Dan host a panel discussion with Jarrod Hayes, Nawal Mustafa, and Robbie Shilliam.

    Their guests try to provide theoretical context for and some larger analysis of the recent controversy over claims that Securitization Theory is irredeemably marred by its putative reliance on colonial and racist scaffolding.

    This is a complete episode. The second part consists of an epilogue in which the panel covers some additional topics that did not make it into the main recording.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 8 - A Relational Theory of World Politics, part 2

    Episode 8 - A Relational Theory of World Politics, part 2

    Dan and Patrick finish out their discussion of Yaqing Qin's 2018 book. They focus on aspects of Qin's version of relational theorizing and reflect on some of his normative claims.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 7 - A Relational Theory of World Politics, part 1

    Episode 7 - A Relational Theory of World Politics, part 1

    Yaqing Qin's book marks, according to Astrid Nordin, a long-awaited "full-length English-language" outline of the "theorization of world politics by one of China's most influential and interesting scholars!"

    What did Patrick and Dan think of it? Listen to find out.

    • 1 hr 37 min

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