The History of International Relations section offers teaching programmes and conducts research into the developments in the international political systems from the early modern period until the present day.

The overarching research questions are how Europeanisation and globalisation have changed over time, how they affected democracy and the rule of law; how the position of the Netherlands in the world adapted to these changes; and how conflict, war, terrorism and violence determine the international (interstate) system, its security and institutions.

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26 June 2018
Prof Dr Beatrice de Graaf wrote in her column about a challenging research project that she is developing: terrorism classes for children.
Prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf. Foto: Milette Raats
15 June 2018
The Stevin Prize of 2.5 million euros is an individual award intended to foster knowledge transfer and serve as a token of appreciation in this regard.
Dr. Liesbeth van de Grift. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
31 May 2018
Liesbeth van de Grift will examine the contribution of consumer organisations to increased public participation within the EU.
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence