Podcast No. 4 – the End of IR Theory?

Aug 11, 2012

The fourth episode of the Duck of Minerva Podcast just went live. This one is about an hour. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and I talk about the “End of IR Theory” question. But not before, according to my wife, we engage in a low-rent click-and-clack routine — in which we attempt to falsify the hypothesis that we share a brain.



  • Against the “Shared Brain” Hypotheses
  • PTJ and DHN Fail to Discuss SF
  • No to Yes.
  • The End of IR Theory?
  • IR Theory: The Original Series
  • Different Flavors of “Theory”
  • International Theory as Scientific Ontology
  • How’s IR Theory Doing, Then?
  • IR Theory Lurks Online?
  • Read More, Write Less!
  • New-ish Media Redux
  • End Matter.

Note: the publication date of the podcasts remains in flux, but I am aiming to have them appear Friday-Sunday each week.

A reminder: I am running the podcast feed on a separate blog. You can subscribe to our podcasts either via that blog’s Feedburner feed or its original atom feed (to do so within iTunes, go to “Advanced” and then choose “Subscribe to Podcast” and paste the feed URL). Individual episodes may be downloaded from the Podcasts tab.

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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.