In this insightful interview, renowned international relations scholar Ned Lebow delves into the intricate world of identity and identification in the realm of global politics. Explore the complexities of state behaviour, memory, corporate identity, and much more with timestamps provided for easy navigation.


  • Unravelling Identity and Identification in International Relations
  • The Nexus of Identification and State Behaviour
  • The Significance of Understanding Identity
  • Methodologies for Investigating Identity and Identification Concepts
  • Perspectives on Identity in Non-Western Scholarship
  • Memory, Identity, and Self-Perception
  • States’ Collective Memory and Identity
  • Corporate Identity in International Context
  • Political Order: Interplay with Identity and Identification
  • Ned Lebow’s Constructivist Insights and Critiques
  • The UN and Constructivism’s Role in Conflict Resolution

Richard Ned Lebow

Professor Richard Ned Lebow holds the distinguished position of Emeritus Professor of International Political Theory within the War Studies Department at King’s College London. Additionally, he is an Honorary Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Richard Ned Lebow’s primary interests encompass a wide range of subjects within the field of international political theory. These include international relations, conflict management, the root causes of war, the psychology of decision-making and learning, as well as ancient and modern political theory. Additionally, his research extends to the intricate domains of politics and ethics of identity.

Certainly, I would recommend exploring Professor Lebow’s career by visiting his personal website, where you can also access his extensive 27-page CV. This will provide you with a comprehensive overview of his numerous books and hundreds of articles.


Selected Publications:
Lebow, Richard Ned (2016). National Identities and International Relations. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Lebow, Richard Ned (2008). A Cultural Theory of International Relations. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Lebow, Richard Ned (2012). The Politics and Ethics of Identity: In Search of Ourselves. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Lebow, Richard Ned (2014). Constructing Cause in International Relations. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

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