WZB CGC GlobCon journal
Freitag, 5. Juli 2019

Book Discussion “Practice Theory and International Relations”

Are social practices actions or institutional frameworks of interaction structured by common rules? How do social practices such as signing a cheque differ from international practices such as signing a peace treaty? Traversing the fields of international relations (IR) and philosophy, this book defends an institutionalist conception of practices as part of a general practice theory indebted to Oakeshott, Wittgenstein and Hegel. The proposed practice theory has two core aspects: practice internalism and normative descriptivism. In developing a philosophical analysis of social practices that has a special relevance for international relations, Silviya Lechner and Mervyn Frost depart from Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of practice that dominates the current ‘practice turn' in IR. The authors show that the contemporary global realm is constituted by two distinct macro practices - the practice of sovereign states and that of global rights.

In 2018 Mervyn Frost was a visiting fellow at WZB and now we are pleased that we will have Silviya Lechner with us to discuss their recent publication.

The event is organized and sponsored by the journal "Global Constitutionalism" and co-sponsored by PluriCourts and the WZB Center for Global Constitutionalism. The event is open to the public but due limited capacities we kindly ask you to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event is organized and sponsored by

Bild
WZB CGC Book Discussion “Practice Theory and International Relations”
Kontakt
Dr. Kriszta Kovács
globcon-journal [at] wzb.eu
Anmeldefrist
Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis zum 30.06.2019.
globcon-journal [at] wzb.eu
Veranstaltungsort
WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Room A305
Freitag, 5. Juli 2019
Beginn 18:00 Uhr
Veranstalter
Dr. Kriszta Kovács
Bild
Logo WZB GlobCon
Bild
Logo PluriCourts
Bild
Logo Global Constitutionalism Journal