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.

News

21 February 2018
Georg Frerks and Niels Terpstra wrote two articles for a special issue of the Civil Wars Journal.
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20 February 2018
Beatrice de Graaf and Mirko Noordegraaf were involved in two reports on the approach of the municipality of Amsterdam to radicalization and counterterrorism.
13 February 2018
This book shows that 70 years of EU have taught us the difficulty of European solidarity and political unanimity. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.
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Events

25 April 2018 10:45 - 13:00
On 25 April, Global Studies is proud to host Karen Donfried for a masterclass on the past, present and future of transatlantic relations.
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25 April 2018 14:30 - 17:00
Speakers at the seminar are Prof. Giles Scott-Smith and Dr Karen Donfried.
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence