Join us for our online International Politics taster course entitled "Theorising International Politics: Actors Giving an Account of Themselves" with Dr Eugene Brennan.
This lecture considers how political theory has incorporated first-person accounts of actors themselves.
Academics have traditionally been suspicious of the subjective "I" in theoretical writing. Sociologists were similarly critical of the "biographical illusion". But oral historians and feminists challenged the separation between sociology and biography, arguing that first-hand experience should be central to academic theory.
This lecture introduces these debates by asking what we can and cannot learn from people giving an account of themselves in international politics.
This will be a 30-minute lecture delivered in English and will be followed by a 30-minute live Q&A session where you will be able to ask any questions you may have about our International Politics programmes in Paris.