Millennium Theory Symposium 2017

Transversal Lines: The Politics of Space in International Theory

11 June, 2017


The Annual Millennium Theory Symposium is convened at the London School of Economics to fulfil the mandate of Millennium: Journal of International Studies to promote new openings and debates in International Studies, and to facilitate interchange between accomplished scholars and promising young scholars and graduate students. The 2017 Symposium will be centred around the theme of spatiality as it relates to International Theory, in response to a major recent contribution to International Political Sociology, the edited volume by Tugba Basaran et al, International Political Sociology: Transversal Lines.

We are happy to be joined by Karen Lund Petersen as a discussant, as well as the following contributors to the volume:

John Agnew, Claudia Aradau, Tugba Basaran, Didier Bigo, Elspeth Guild, Jef Huysmans, Engin Isin, RBJ Walker

All are welcome to join us for a roundtable discussion of Transversal Lines in London at the LSE at 15.30 on 11 June, 2017. Please RSVP to by 6 June so that we can make sure to have enough space.


From the editors of Transversal Lines:

This book presents an overview and evaluation of contemporary research in international political sociology (IPS). Bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds, it provides unprecedented coverage of the key concepts and research through which IPS has opened up new ways of thinking about international relations. It also considers some of the consequences of such innovations for established forms of social and political analysis. It thus takes the reader on an intellectual journey engaging with questions about boundaries and limits among the many interrelated worlds in which we now live, the ways we conceptualise them, and how we continually reshape boundaries of identities, spaces, authorities and disciplinary knowledge.

Find out more about the book here.