About Us

About Us

Established 2007            Number of members: 250

International Political Theory (IPT) is a fast-growing field. Broadly, it applies a philosophical mode of enquiry to international politics. The IPT Standing Group brings together and provides a forum for political philosophers/theorists whose interests lie predominantly in international affairs and scholars of international politics whose interests are philosophical or ethical in character. We aim to have a dedicated IPT Section at every ECPR General Conference, and provide guidance and support to members bidding for ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops or Research Sessions proposals.

Aims and objectives

  • Facilitate the exchange of ideas and flow of information;
  • Foster collaborative work;
  • Catalyse joint research proposals;
  • Initiate new research agendas;
  • Advance the development of international political theory;
  • Promote and consolidate IPT as a distinct area of the discipline.


Joining the Standing Group

If you would like to join the International Political Theory Standing Group, you will need to create a myECPR account at http://www.ecpr.eu/. This only takes a few minutes, and you need not be from an ECPR member institution to do so. Then, click on the following link, and select ‘Join Standing Group’.

http://www.ecpr.eu/StandingGroups/StandingGroupHome.aspx?ID=13

If you are from an ECPR member institution your membership to the SG is automatic. If you are from a non-member institution we will need to accept your application to join, so your membership status will be ‘pending’ until we accept you.

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