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

10 November 2017
This book examines how rural Europe emerged as a key site of local, national and international governance. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.
15 August 2017
This book argues that the ability to adapt, innovate and learn from the past is crucial for the success of intelligence organizations. Co-edited by Eleni Braat.
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28 July 2017
Open Access journal Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) offers a home to state-of-the-art academic scholarship on any aspect of the early modern Low Countries.
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Events

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7 April 2018
On 7 April 2018 SIB-Utrecht organises the conference 'A Struggle for Peace. Borders: borders of knowledge, identity and power'.
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence