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Research Interests

Classical realism; Knowledge transfer; Intellectual history; Japanese political thought; European emigre scholarship; International political theory

Biography

I am presently Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University. Previously, I was a centre associate at the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence at the Newcastle University as well as a visiting scholar at the Kansai University in Osaka and the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University in Washington. I gained a PhD in Politics from Newcastle University with a study on Hans J. Morgenthau's world-view. In addition, I hold a MA in International Studies from Newcastle University, a M.A. in Politics, Economics, and Intercultural Business Communication from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, and a Diplome du Programme International from Sciences-Po Paris. My research focuses on International Political Theory and in particular I am working on the connections between classical realism and critical theory. I am also interested in intellectual history, knowledge transfer, and Japanese political thought. More specifically, I have looked in my research into conceptualising the public spehere, power, and aspects of social criticism. I also contributed to the elaboration of the world politics and popular culture nexus. Currently, I am working on projects exploring the concept of unlearning in International Relations and a theorisation of community beyond postcolonialism.

Area of Expertise:

  • International Relations
  • International Relations Theories
  • History and Sociology of Knowledge of International Relations

Vision Statement

With my focus on International Political Theory, particularly the nexus between classical realism and critical theory as well European emigre scholarship, I aim to contribute to a rising discourse in International Relations. Elaborating on their commonalities allows understanding their profound analyses of crises and the importance of their normative aspirationsfor a reconsideration of the human in politics. This not only suggests new understandings of our present-day crises, but it also provides visions and strategies for responses to some of the most pressing problems of twenty-first century world politics.

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Research Output 2010 2019

Pedagogies of Discomfort: Teaching International Relations as Humanitas in Times of Brexit

Roesch, F., 20 Aug 2019, Pedagogical Journeys Through World Politics. Frueh, J. (ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, p. 103-113 14 p.

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study group
pluralism
international relations
democracy
social planning

Conclusion: Is there any Japanese International Relations Theory?

Watanabe, A. & Roesch, F., Sep 2018, Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations. Roesch, F. & Watanabe, A. (eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International, p. 241-251 11 p.

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Hans J. Morgenthau

Roesch, F., 30 Nov 2018, The Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism. Schuett, R. & Hollingworth, M. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 342-354 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduction: Japan as Potential: Communicating across Boundaries for a Global International Relations

Roesch, F. & Watanabe, A., Sep 2018, Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations. Roesch, F. & Watanabe, A. (eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2008 2017

  • 22 Participation in conference

Fifth Global International Studies Conference

Felix Roesch (Organising Committee)
1 Apr 20173 Apr 2017

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EISA 10th Pan European Conference on International Relations

Felix Roesch (Chair)
7 Sep 201610 Sep 2016

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EISA 9th Pan European Conference on International Relations

Felix Roesch (Chair)
23 Sep 201526 Sep 2015

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ISA Annual Convention

Felix Roesch (Panel Member)
4 Apr 2013

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BISA-ISA Joint International Conference

Felix Roesch (Speaker)
20 Jun 201222 Jun 2012

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