Research Projects and Agenda
Gregorio Bettiza’s research projects and publications can be organized in three broad on-going research agendas: (i) Religion, States and Power in Global Politics; (ii) Ideology and International Order; and (iii) Sociology, Theory, and Pedagogy of International Relations (IR)
Although the role of religion in foreign policy and global politics is subject to increasing scholarly attention – a theme that Bettiza explored in his first monograph – the relationship between the sacred and state power in international relations remains under-theorized.
Bettiza is developing a second research agenda that connects his interests in religion and civilizations, to wider debates about ideology, illiberalism, and the changing character of international order.
Bettiza has a longstanding interest in the sociology, theory, and pedagogy of IR. In two co-authored journal articles with Stephane Baele they interrogate the “turns phenomenon” in the discipline and “what metrics do” to academics.