Benno Teschke

is a Reader in the IR Department at the University of Sussex. His research interests comprise IR Theory, Historical Sociology, Marxism, and the Philosophy of Social Science. He is the author of The Myth of 1648: Class, Geopolitics and the Making of Modern International Relations (London: Verso, 2009).

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

As we know, Marx never wrote a dis­tinct tome on either inter­na­tional trade or on war and geopol­i­tics – a tome that would have prob­lema­tized the space­less assump­tions of either a stag­ist con­cep­tion of world his­tory or a uni­ver­sal­iz­ing cap­i­tal­ist world mar­ket. And in that sense Inter­na­tional Rela­tions – less as a dis­ci­pline but more as a prob­lem­atic – remains very press­ing and urgent for Marx­ists to reap­pro­pri­ate.