Historical Sociology in International Relations: Open Society, Research Programme and Vocation

@article{Lawson2007HistoricalSI,
  title={Historical Sociology in International Relations: Open Society, Research Programme and Vocation},
  author={George Lawson},
  journal={International Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={343-368}
}
  • George Lawson
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
Over the last 20 years, historical sociology has become an increasingly conspicuous part of the broader field of International Relations (IR) theory, with advocates making a series of interventions in subjects as diverse as the origins and varieties of international systems over time and place, to work on the co-constitutive relationship between the international realm and state–society relations in the processes of radical change. However, even as historical sociology in IR (HSIR) has produced… 
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