Classical Realism and Critical Theory

This innovative research network engages two major movements in the social sciences which are usually treated as separate and even opposite - "Classical Realism" and "Critical Theory" - with the aim of providing new thinking for social sciences and policy-making.

The research network will:

  • focus on both movements' shared analysis of Western modernity and crises
  • investigate their emphasis on the return of humanity into politics to elaborate towards alternative political orders
  • explore responses to present-day problems in the context of environment, security, and the global public sphere 

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