International Political Sociology


Monique Beerli

Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet

International Political Sociology (IPS) is a distinct and rapidly growing field of research in International Relations and Political Science. IPS draws on a variety of approaches ranging from critical theory, materialist, feminist, post-structuralist, and post-colonial approaches to analyse contemporary world politics. Standing at the intersection of International Relations, Political Theory and Critical Sociology, it provides distinct analytical perspectives and empirical research strategies. The IPS Working Group endeavors to provide a platform for presenting and debating IPS research; to foster collaboration and exchange between scholars working in IPS; to support the development of junior Swiss or Switzerland-based researchers working in this tradition; and to strengthen national and international scholarly networks, and to promote dialogue with other specialised subfields of political science.