Dr Torsten Michel
Dr Torsten Michel
Lecturer in International Politics
1.03, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 331 0855
Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews 2008-2009, Lecturer in International Politics at University of Bristol 2009-
My research areas cover IR theory, International Political Thought, 20th century Continental Thought as well as the Philosophy of (Social) Science. My PhD thesis developed a Heideggerian critique of Critical Realism in contemporary IR theory and is currently transformed into a book under review with CUP.
My current research projects focus on the notion and nature of and conditions for trust in international politics. The second project rethinks the notion of death in international politics specifically focussing on politically motivated mass death.
I am currently teaching the following units:
POLIM3014 Theories of International Relations
POLIM3036 Theoretical Approaches in Security Studies
POLIM3034 The Politics of Genocide. Causes, Cases, Consequences
POLIXXXXX The Ethics of Political Violence
In the past I have also taught Foreign Policy Analysis. I am happy to supervise students working in the areas of IR theory, International Political Thought and Security Studies broadly conceived.
- Michel, T 2013, When one world is not enough. Patrick Jackson's 'The Conduct of Inquiry' as a narrative of IR meta-theory. Millennium - Journal of International Studies, vol 41., pp. 270-289
- Michel, T 2012, Time to get emotional. Phronetic Reflections on the Concept of Trust in International Relations. European Journal of International Relations.
- Michel, T 2012, Under Heidegger's Shadow: a phenomenological critique of Critical Realism. Review of International Studies, vol 38., pp. 209 - 222
- Michel, T 2009, Pigs can't fly, or can they? Ontology, scientific realism and the metaphysics of presence in international relations. Review of International Studies, vol 35., pp. 397 - 419
- Michel, T & Richards, A 2009, False Dawns or new horizons? Further issues and challenges for Critical Terrorism Studies. Critical Studies on Terrorism, vol 2., pp. 399 - 413
Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system