Professor John Hobson FBA
About this Fellow
John M. Hobson is Professor of Politics & International Relations at the University of Sheffield and was elected to Fellow of the British Academy in 2015. He has published eight books and over 70 journal articles and book chapters in edited volumes. His theoretical and empirical work is situated in the vortex of global historical sociology, international relations/IPE and postcolonialism. His latest books is The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics: Western International Theory, 1760-2010 (CUP, 2012). His current research charts the formation and development of the world economy in a non-Eurocentric IPE context. This picks up from his book, The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation (CUP, 2004). His intellectual career (including his PhD) to date spans two periods. In the first (1987-c.2000) he focused largely on the state/economy/ international system nexus and sought to understand it in comparative and world- sociological perspective. This was the focus of his first four books. Since about 2000 he shifted his focus to analysing inter/trans-civilisational relations. He is co-editor of the book series, Global Dialogues (Rowman & Littlefield International) and he sits on six journal/book editorial boards. He has given 16 keynote speeches/public lectures around the world.
- Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield
History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism
Eastern Europe including Russia Political Anthropology Government Political Parties Electoral Studies
International relations theory, emphasis on international cooperation, design of international institutions: international organizations and law, informal institutions; multilateralism, international political economy, transnational regulation, governanc