History of International Relations encompasses more than merely the state and the relationships between countries during the last two and a half centuries.
The analysis of a specific historical situation forms the central element for the exploration of the different components of international relations. As opposed to other social sciences, theorisation isn’t the key feature; general models and theories are only used as aids for explaining historical developments within their unique character.
International relations research is focused, inter alia, on themes from the history of globalisation and imperialism in the early twentieth century. These include: