International Studies

About us

The "International Studies" section of the Austrian Political Science Association seeks to facilitate exchange and collaboration among scholars working in diverse (sub-)disciplines such as International Relations Theory, Security Studies, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Areas Studies. The members of the section are committed to theoretical and methodological pluralism as well as international standards of scholarship. In addition, the section and its members seek to enhance the political and societal relevance of academic research on international relations.

Über Transformationen von bewaffneten Konflikten in "formalised political unsettlement"

Vortrag von Dr. Jan Pospisil:

Über Transformationen von bewaffneten Konflikten in "formalised political unsettlement"

Zeit: Dienstag, 5. März 2019, 18 Uhr

Ort: Hörsaal 2 (Sowi, Erdgeschoss), Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck

Internationales Peacebuilding ist in den letzten Jahren in eine Sackgasse geraten. Die ehrgeizigen Ambitionen sich nur unzureichend in Erfolge übersetzt, Beispiele wie Syrien, Jemen oder Südsudan stehen ebenso wie die weitgehende Diskreditierung von liberalen Ansätzen des Staatsaufbaus für ein weitgehendes Gefühl der Niederlage. Internationalen Interventionen ist es dennoch gelungen, in einer relevanten Zahl an Fällen die Stabilisierung einer Konfliktsituation zu erreichen ohne jedoch den Konflikt an sich zu lösen. Solche Situationen von „formalised political unsettlement“ sind einerseits durch ein Einfrieren der Konfliktkonstellation, andererseits aber auch durch bemerkenswerte institutionelle Fluidität gekennzeichnet.Wie können in solchen Situationen sinnvolle externe Interventionen gestaltet werden? Ist eine Rückkehr zu traditionellem Konfliktmanagement unvermeidbar? Welche Rolle spielen Prozesse der kreativen Nicht-Lösung im Rahmen von Friedensprozessen, die mitunter sowohl von Konfliktparteien als auch von externen Akteuren einer rigorosen Implementierung von Friedensabkommen vorgezogen werden? Der Vortrag diskutiert mögliche Antworten auf diese Fragen, basierend auf dem jüngst erschienenen Buch „Peace in Political Unsettlement“, erschienen im Jahr 2019 bei Palgrave Macmillan.

Dr. Jan Pospisil ist Forschungsdirektor am ASPR und Lehrbeauftragter am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Universität Wien. Seine Forschungsinteressen sind Peacebuilding, Political Settlements, fragile Staatlichkeit, Resilienz, Sudan und Südsudan, sowie postliberale Ansätze in den Internationalen Beziehungen.

Weitere Informationen:

https://www.uibk.ac.at/politikwissenschaft/kommunikation/news/veranstaltungen/downloads/2019/plakat-a2-prospisil-kreative-nicht-loesung-03.pdf

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Buchvorstellung / Lecture Ned Lebow „The Rise and Fall of Political Orders“

Buchvorstellung / Lecture

Ned Lebow (Professor of International Political Theory, Department of War Studies, King’s College London)

„The Rise and Fall of Political Orders“

Time: Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 4 p.m.

Place: Fakultätssitzungssaal (Sowi, 3rd floor, east), Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck

Drawing on political theory, comparative politics, international relations, psychology and classics, Ned Lebow offers insights into why social and political orders form, how they evolve, and why and how they decline. Following The Tragic Vision of Politics and A Cultural Theory of International Relations, this book thus completes Lebow‘s trilogy with an original theory of political order. He identifies long- and short-term threats to political order that are associated respectively with shifts in the relative appeal of principles of justice and lack of self-restraint by elites. Two chapters explore the consequences of late-modernity for democracy in the United States, and another chapter, co-authored with Martin Dimitrov, the consequences for authoritarianism in China. The Rise and Fall of Political Orders forges new links between political theory and political science via the explicit connection it makes between normative goals and empirical research

Invitation Flyer PDF

Call for Papers for the 3rd Annual Meeting of the "International Studies" Section of the Austrian Political Science Association

International Leadership, Crisis and Order

When: 14 December 2018

Where: Diplomatische Akademie Wien

The European Union is said to experience a crisis. Many people assert that the liberal global order is in the midst of a crisis. Do we really live in an age of crisis? If so, what kinds of crises are we experiencing? Authors allude to all kinds of different crises, ranging from military to economic via ideological to environmental and migration crises. How do these different crises leave a mark on international order? Is international order – and different geographical and functional sub-orders – able to cope with the challenges? The convention seeks to explore these questions through the lens of agency. How do agents prevent, cause, manage and resolve crises? Who has the ability to exert leadership and how does this happen?

The International Studies section of the Austrian Political Science Association seeks to facilitate exchange and collaboration among scholars working in diverse (sub-)disciplines such as International Relations Theory, Security Studies, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Areas Studies. The members of the section are committed to theoretical and methodological pluralism as well as international standards of scholarship. In addition, the section and its members seek to enhance the political and societal relevance of academic research and international relations.

Call for Papers (PDF)

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 30. September 2018

2nd Annual Meeting of the "International Studies" Section of the Austrian Political Science Association

Salzburg, 15-16 December 2017


The programm of the meeting is now online.

Call for Contributions: Resilience and Change of International Institutions

2nd Annual Meeting of the "International Studies" Section of the Austrian Political Science Association

Salzburg, 15-16 December 2017

Ever more formal and informal institutions guide the doings of state and non-state actors in world politics. These institutions are not carved into stone. Amidst internal and external pressures, actors need to adapt existing institutions in order to make them resilient. Under what conditions do they succeed in doing so? Under what conditions do they fail? The International Studies Section of the Austrian Political Science Association invites contributions on (or related to) this topic from various different perspectives. This ranges from work that focuses on formal institutions and scrutinizes their rational design to studies that investigate into informal institutions and practices that make these evolve in certain directions rather than others.

On 16 December, the Section will offer an Introductory Workshop on Network Analysis:


Network analysis is a powerful tool in assessing relations of states, groups, and individuals. The workshop introduces concepts of network analysis and discusses both – theory and method. The primary goal is to learn about basic tools of descriptive and inferential network analysis. We use the software R to demonstrate theoretical applications. This course in an introduction to the network topic and requires no previous knowledge on the subject. However, very basic R-knowledge would be useful.

Please register for the network workshop by sending an email to politikwissenschaft(at)sbg.ac.at.
The deadline for registrations is 1 December 2017.


Lecturers:
Dr. Franz Eder
Associate Professor at University of Innsbruck

Mag. Lisa Lechner
PhD Fellow at University of Salzburg

Please find all the details of the Annual Meeting and Workshop here.

NEU: Mailingliste der Sektion International Studies

Die Sektion International Studies hat für alle an internationale Politik Interssierten eine Mailing Liste ins Leben gerufen. Über diese Mailing Liste können Forscher*innen im Bereich der International Studies Informationen (Calls for Papers, Konferenzen,
Publikationen, Jobs, etc.) an Ihre Kolleg*innen in Österreich versenden.
Diese Informationen werden gesammelt und 1-2 mal pro Monat über den
Verteiler ausgeschickt.


Anmeldung zur Liste sind unter folgendem Link zur Liste möglich:
https://lists.uibk.ac.at/sympa/subscribe/iss-oegpw

 

Section Speakers

Dr. Martin Senn 
Associate Professor in International Relations Department of Political Science University of Innsbruck 
Universitätsstrasse 15 6020 Innsbruck
email: martin.senn(at)uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 (0)512 507 70124  
 
Markus Kornprobst, PhD 
Professor in Political Science and International Relations Vienna School of International Relations 
Favoritenstrasse 15a  1040 Vienna, Austria
email: markus.kornprobst(at)da-vienna.ac.at
phone: +43 (0)1 505 7272 157

Jahresbericht 2016 der Sektion International Studies

Den Jahresbericht 2016 finden Sie hier.

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