Critical International Relations Theory, International political Economy

Research Topic

My research interest lies in Critical International Relations theories. In particular, I research on critical approaches to international societies, as well as on the possibilities for a post-Western, Global IR. I critically reflect on the Anglo-American historical context in which the discipline developed, exploring ways to ground knowledge on plural historical narratives. Recent research includes deconstructing and transcending the Westphalian paradigm in IR, as well as the methodological and pedagogical issues in Global IR.

Specialized field: Critical theories of IR and IPE; Sociology of IR; Disciplinary history of IR; Comparative history of international systems; Critical geopolitics of East Asia; Critical Security Studies; Politics of neoliberalism

Message for Applicants

My seminar will cover debates on theories, history and issues under the broad banner of 'Critical Approaches to International Relations'. By 'critical', it is meant to not just gather information and take these at face value, but to engage in a debate on what it might mean for our understanding of the theory, history and issues of international relations. Anyone with a critical mind is highly welcome.

Advised Master’s Thesis (Last 5 years)

  • Cost of International Isolation and Non-recognition: How has recognition/non-recognition issue been framed in the society of Taiwan