Course date

5 July - 16 July, 1999
Application deadline
15 February, 1999
Course Director(s): 

Stefano Guzzini

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Anna Leander

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Laszlo Bruszt

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Lars Eric Cederman

Institute for International Conflict Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

Colin Crouch

Warwick Business School, Institute of Governance and Public Management, Warwick, United Kingdom

Peter Katzenstein

Cornell University, Ithaca, United States of America

Friedrich Kratochwil

Geschwister-Scholl Institute of Political Sciences, University of Munich, Gernamy

Michael Merlingen

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Ronen Palan

York University, Toronto, Canada

Ulrich Sedermeier

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
This Summer School attempts to present and discuss some of the most recent developments in theories of international relations. It is an advanced academic course. Although the school has invited many lecturers, it is fundamentally based on group discussions which frame every week, as well as the entire course. Active participation is required. Readings will be distributed beforehand.
It is meant to attract two types of participants. On the one hand, it is made for regional scholars who are aquainted with these debates and who want to use the opportunity to discuss in person with some of their main protagonists. On the other hand, given the particular focus of the summer school (see course content), the academics need not necessarily be only from the field of international relations, a field which has constituted itself only rather recently in the region. Indeed, the sociological focus allows any other scholar to participate if (1) he/she has worked on the methodology of sciences and/or historical or economic sociology, and
(2) he/she is interested in theorising the international. In other words, it is an interdisciplinary academic course.
Optimally, there should be an open exchange between scholars of international relations and of sociology.