Roundtable: Critique in International Relations Today

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Contemporary research in critical international politics is wide-ranging and diverse. The various strands of critical work, such as feminism, post-colonialism, narrative, interpretative and aesthetic approaches, and post-structuralism, can be seen as complementary not contradictory, and have shared goals, common theoretical resources and complementary empirical practices. There are exciting and innovative developments, challenging issues, and less prominent topics. The twin roundtables proposed here wish to examine the existing state of critical work in international relations, highlights emerging areas for future research, and reflects on the very possibility of, and limits to, critique in International Relations. It address debates around cutting-edge and emergent methodologies and ontologies and elaborates questions relating to current areas of concern. Contributors engage with the following questions: In what sense is work pursued under the heading of critical international relations 
‘critical’? What is the meaning and possibility of critique? Does it still make sense to talk about ‘international relations’ as a discipline or field of 
study? To what extent is engagement or identification with international relations 
important? What are the possibilities of critique in international relations? Can we have a critical international relations? Is there a danger that engagement with international relations limits the very possibility of critique?
29 Mar 2019

Event (Conference)

TitleISA Annual Convention 2019
Degree of recognitionInternational event