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

24 March 2017
This book, co-edited by Beatrice de Graaf, considers what changes may need to be made in order to keep Dutch national research at the top of the pack.
3 March 2017
Laurien Crump is awarded the George Blazyca Prize for her monograph 'The Warsaw Pact Reconsidered: International Relations in Eastern Europe, 1955-1969'.
1 March 2017
Eight Humanities programmes have been ranked best in their field, according to Keuzegids Masters 2017.
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Events

Val van de Berlijnse Muur (1989). Bron: Wikimedia Commons
20 April 2017 11:30 - 21 April 2017 14:00
The workshop aims to offer new perspectives on how the end of the Cold War affected and formed the states of Western Europe.
Forza Nuova in Italië. Bron: Wikimedia Commons
20 April 2017 16:30 - 18:00
You are warmly invited to attend the lecture 'The Return of Fascism in Europe' by Professor Dan Stone on 20 April. Beatrice de Graaf will provide comments.
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Areas of expertise: international relations | European integration | institutions | law | human rights | globalisation | global governance | conflicts and war | terrorism | security | intelligence