Welcome to our Webinar Hub. Here you can view a number of previously-recorded webinars presented by some of our expert textbook authors. Whether you’re a student, instructor or just curious, our authors will guide you through the topic at hand.
Scroll down to view our current offering of webinars, covering topics such as public policy, international organizations and studying politics and IR. This page will be updated with new webinars from time to time, so please keep checking back if you are interested in seeing more.
Understanding Public PolicyAre Governments in Control?With author Paul Cairney
In this webinar, Paul Cairney – author of our bestselling textbook on Understanding Public Policy, now in its second edition – covers a broad range of issues in policymaking, including the psychology of choice, the actors, institutions, networks involved, and the gap between political rhetoric and insights from policy studies.View webinar
International Organisation1. The Theory and History of International Organizations With author Hylke Dijkstra
In the first of a series webinars recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Hylke Dijkstra – co-author of International Organization – explains what international organizations (IOs) are, what they do, and who is involved in them. He covers the history of IOs since 1800 to the present day and the theories used to help us understand them. In conjunction with the webinar we recommend you read the first three chapters of Hylke’s book.View webinar
2. Policy-Making in International Organizations With author Hylke Dijkstra
In the second of a series of webinars on IOs, Hylke Dijkstra looks at how policies are developed and implemented by IOs, through the lens of ‘inputs’ (demands and support), ‘conversions’ (decision-making in IOs) and ‘outputs’ (what IOs produce). In conjunction with the webinar we recommend you read chapters 4–7 of International Organization.View webinar
3. Activities of International Organizations With author Hylke Dijkstra
In this third webinar in the series, the author of International Organization gets into the details of what IOs actually do, focussing on one particular example: Peace and Security. For an extended overview of the other kinds of activities carried out by IOs, including also in relation to trade, finance, environment and human rights, see Chapters 8–12 of the book.View webinar
4. The Future of International Organizations With author Hylke Dijkstra
The final webinar of this series on international organizations draws conclusions from what was discussed in the previous three webinars, while also considering the various crises currently faced by IOs. Hylke Dijkstra considers what the current challenges to the liberal international order might mean for the future of these organizations.View webinar
International Organizations in the age of Trump, Brexit and the emerging powers With author Hylke Dijkstra
In a separate webinar recorded in 2019, Hylke Dijkstra offers a broad-ranging overview of international organizations, covering everything from their importance to the contemporary world and how they are established to how they function and what kinds of policies they create. What role do IOs play and what challenges do they face in the era of Trump and Brexit?View webinar
The Politics and IR CompanionHow to prime your students for success: Studying Politics and IRWith author Simon Lightfoot
In this webinar aimed at instructors, co-author of The Politics and IR Companion, Simon Lightfoot discusses how to teach politics and IR at university and how to give students the skills they need not only to complete their degree but also to develop the critical thinking needed to go into the world of work.View webinar