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International Relations Reading Group

January 21, 2011

I run a small international-relations reading group at Georgetown University, and thought some of our readers might be interested in the list of books we’re tackling this semester.

  1. Michael Horowitz, The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics (Princeton, 2010); 26 January.
  2. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics (Routledge, 2010); 23 February.
  3. Donald A. McKenzie, An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets (MIT Press, 2008); 30 March.
  4. Beth Simmons, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009); 30 April.

As should be obvious, we strive for methodologically and substantively diverse readings.

And, before I forget, if you haven’t checked out the Mortara Center symposium on Germany and the European financial crisis, you should. Crooked Timber did a masterful job of disseminating it.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.