Counter-mapping the discipline: Book chapter on Western IR teaching

Who teaches whose and what kind of knowledge at leading US and European IR schools? In a chapter in the upcoming SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, Tom Biersteker and I analyse the core IR courses of 23 universities. The chapter unpacks these courses’ paradigmatic penchants and the authorship on which they draw. By looking at the ‘instructed’ and not the ‘published discipline’, it seeks to draw another picture of International Relations scholarship. In doing so, the aim is to problematise the powerful ontologies of scholarly work that underpin existing mappings of the discipline.

Paradigmatic penchants in core IR coursesIR_schools_paradigmatic

Sources of international knowledge IR_schools_authororigin

Hagmann, Jonas; Biersteker, Thomas (forth). Counter-mapping the discipline: The archipelago of Western International Relations teaching. In: Gofas, Andreas; Hamati-Ataya, Inanna; Onuf, Nick (eds.). The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. London/New York: SAGE. PDF