The Institutional «Hinge»: How the End of the Cold War Conditioned Canadian, Russian, and Swiss IR Scholarship

The Institutional «Hinge»: How the End of the Cold War Conditioned Canadian, Russian, and Swiss IR Scholarship

Авторы: Колдунова Екатерина Валерьевна, Лебедева Марина Михайловна, Никитина Юлия Александровна ЧИТАТЬ
The Institutional «Hinge»: How the End of the Cold War Conditioned Canadian, Russian, and Swiss IR Scholarship / F.Grenier, J.Hagmann, T.Biersteker, M.Lebedeva, Yu.Nikiyina, E.Koldunova // International Studies Perspectives. — Volume 2, Issue 2. — May 2020. — Pp. 198–217. — https://doi.org/10.1093/isp/ekz021.

Major international events contribute to guiding IR scholarship’s interests, yet it remains surprisingly unexplored how transformative political events affect international relations as an academic field. This article focuses on the linkage between key global moments and the institutional factors that condition IR scholarship, focusing on the important yet underexplored intervening elements in the interrelation between political events and academic practice. The article defines the utility of such focus and illustrates it with case studies of three central parties to the Cold War conflict: Russia as representative of the Eastern bloc, Canada of the Western alliance, and Switzerland as a neutral polity. This article shows how institutional factors such as funding schemes, the marketizationof education, and the creation of new IR departments operate as effective “hinges” exerting significant influence over the ways scholars develop ideas about international relations.

Ключевые слова: history of international relations, sociology, Russian IR, Swiss IR, Canadian IR, Cold War.
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