Bieler Morton Global Capitalism Global War Global Crisis

Theorising the International

Today I found out about the launch of “Theorising the International” online course. It’s a joint project of Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton. The course is an introductory online teaching resource on international relations. It’s open-access and completely free.

The coordinators or “teachers” of the course are both well-known researchers/authors in (Global) Political Economy. Andreas Bieler is a professor of Political Economy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Adam Morton is a professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

Bieler and Morton have a long history of collaboration. They have co-authored many high-quality academic publications in international relations and political economy. Another key feature of their years-long collaboration (according to Morton’s post in Progress in Political Economy) has been their joint teaching. This feature has won them the British International Studies Association (BISA) / Higher Education Academy (HEA) Excellence in Teaching Award for classroom innovation, content delivery, and broader pedagogical engagement.

The new course, Theorising the International, is mostly based on Bieler and Morton’s new book Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis. The book was published this year (April 2018) by Cambridge University Press.

I have not yet read all the materials of this new online course. However, based on a quick browse over the content and more importantly, based on my own experience with the authors’ previous publications, I’m certain that Theorising the International is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to gain some fresh insights into international relations.


Photo credit: Progress in Political Economy

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