The Future of Constructivist Research in International Relations

This half-day workshop discussed the contributions of constructivism and what the future constructivist research agenda might look like. The Convenor was Professor Andrew Hurrell.

Session One: ‘The Role of Agency in Constructivism’

Professor Kathryn Sikkink, (McKnight Presidential Chair in Political Science, University of Minnesota and Visiting Professor, Blavatnik School of Government). Discussant: Mr Max Thompson (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Duncan Snidal (Oxford DPIR).

 

Session Two: ‘Constructivism and the Turn to Practice’

Professor Iver Neumann (Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, LSE). Discussant: Mr Quentin Bruneau (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Todd Hall (University of Toronto).

 

Session Three: ‘Are legal norms distinctive and what do they add to the analysis of political change?’

Professor Martha Finnemore (University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University). Discussant: Dr Travers McLeod (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Andrew Hurrell (Oxford DPIR).

 

Session Four: ‘Constructivism and the Study of Global IR’

Professor Amitav Acharya (UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, American University). Discussant: Mr Vinicius Rodrigues Vieira (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (Oxford DPIR).


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Constructivism and the Turn to Practice


Session Two: 15.00 to 15.45

Professor Iver Neumann (Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, LSE), Constructivism and the Turn to Practice. Discussant: Mr Quentin Bruneau (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Todd Hall (University of Toronto).


Speakers: Iver Neumann, Todd H. Hall

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The Role of Agency in Constructivism


Session One: 14.15 to 15.00

Professor Kathryn Sikkink, (McKnight Presidential Chair in Political Science, University of Minnesota and Visiting Professor, Blavatnik School of Government), The Role of Agency in Constructivism. Discussant: Mr Max Thompson (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Duncan Snidal (Oxford DPIR).


Speakers: Kathryn Sikkink, Duncan Snidal

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Are legal norms distinctive and what do they add to the analysis of political change?


Session Three: 16.00 to 16.45

Professor Martha Finnemore (University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University), Are legal norms distinctive and what do they add to the analysis of political change? Discussant: Dr Travers McLeod (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Andrew Hurrell (Oxford DPIR).


Speakers: Martha Finnemore, Travers McLeod, Andrew Hurrell

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Constructivism and the Study of Global IR


Speakers: Amitav Acharya, Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Prof. Todd H. Hall is Associate Professor of International Relations, Tutorial Fellow in Politics for St Anne's CollegeProfessor Duncan Snidal is Professor of International Relations, Fellow of Nuffield CollegeProfessor Andrew Hurrell is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Balliol CollegeProfessor Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations, Faculty Fellow, St Antonys College