Dr Ty Solomon

  • Lecturer in International Relations (Politics)

telephone: 0141 330 8406
email: Ty.Solomon@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Personal Website:   https://glasgow.academia.edu/TySolomon

                             

Biography

Ty joined Politics as Lecturer in September 2013.  Before coming to Glasgow, he lectured in international relations at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida.  He also earned his PhD from the University of Florida. He has taught a variety of courses, including American Foreign Policy, International Terrorism, International Security, and International Relations Theory.

His research is concerned with the overlapping influences of language and identity in the politics of security and foreign policy. His book, The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses (University of Michigan Press), analyzes how foreign policy narratives emotionally appeal to audiences. In pursuing this question, the book develops a theoretical and empirical account of how some narratives become solidified as political "commonsense" while marginalizing alternative narrative possibilities.  The book applies this framework to the politics of the war on terror and the shifting influences of neoconservatism in debates over US foreign policy.

His other work and interests include a genealogy/conceptual history of the concept of "weapons of mass destruction," the politics of neoconservatism in American foreign policy, the relationship between emotions and power, the politics of space and place, and the role of time/temporality in politics. He has published in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, Millennium, and New Political Science.

Research Interests

  • International Relations theory
  • American foreign policy
  • Critical security studies
  • Contemporary political theory

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in the following areas: 

  • International relations theory
  • American foreign policy
  • Critical security studies
  • Emotions in world politics
  • Politics of discourse, narrative, rhetoric

Teaching

Undergraduate (Honours) Teaching

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Issues in International Relations
  • Emotions, War, and Peace in International Relations      

 

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Politics of Foreign Policy

Additional information

Other Roles:

  • Politics Honours (undergraduate, 3rd-4th years) coordinator
  • IR Research Cluster Convener
  • Advisor of Studies

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009 | 2006
Number of items: 20.

2017

Solomon, T. and Steele, B. J. (2017) Micro-moves in international relations theory. European Journal of International Relations, 23(2), pp. 267-291. (doi:10.1177/1354066116634442)

Solomon, T. (2017) Ontological security, circulations of affect, and the Arab Spring. Journal of International Relations and Development, (doi:10.1057/s41268-017-0089-x) (Early Online Publication)

Solomon, T. (2017) Rethinking productive power through emotion. International Studies Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Solomon, T. (2017) Identity, affective attachments, and US-Iranian nuclear politics. In: Bentley, M. and Holland, J. (eds.) The Obama Doctrine: A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy. Routledge. ISBN 9781138831223

2016

Solomon, T. (2016) Psychoanalytic theory and textual interpretation. In: Walsh, S. and Fatovic, C. (eds.) Interpretation in Political Theory. Routledge, pp. 205-228. ISBN 9781138201651

Solomon, T. (2016) Time and practices in global politics. In: Agathangelou, A. M. and Killian, K. (eds.) Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relations: (De)Fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives. Series: Interventions. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415712712

2015

Solomon, T. (2015) Embodiment, emotions, and materialism in international relations. In: Åhäll, L. and Gregory, T. (eds.) Emotions, Politics, and War. Series: Interventions (4). Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138789050

Oren, I. and Solomon, T. (2015) WMD, WMD, WMD: securitisation through ritualized incantation of ambiguous phrases. Review of International Studies, 41(2), pp. 313-336. (doi:10.1017/S0260210514000205)

Solomon, T. (2015) The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI. ISBN 9780472119462

2014

Solomon, T. (2014) Time and subjectivity in world politics. International Studies Quarterly, 58(4), pp. 671-681. (doi:10.1111/isqu.12091)

Solomon, T. (2014) The affective underpinnings of soft power. European Journal of International Relations, 20(3), pp. 720-741. (doi:10.1177/1354066113503479)

Holland, J. and Solomon, T. (2014) Affect is what states make of it: articulating everyday experiences of 9/11. Critical Studies on Security, 2(3), pp. 262-267. (doi:10.1080/21624887.2014.921454)

Solomon, T. (2014) Affective investment in the War on Terror. In: Bently, M. and Holland, J. (eds.) Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror. Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy. Routledge, pp. 108-123. ISBN 9780415662604

2013

Solomon, T. (2013) Resonances of neoconservatism. Cooperation and Conflict, 48(1), pp. 100-121. (doi:10.1177/0010836712461622)

Oren, I. and Solomon, T. (2013) Weapons of mass destruction: the career of a concept. New Political Science, 35(1), pp. 109-135. (doi:10.1080/07393148.2012.754683)

Solomon, T. (2013) Attachment, tautology, and ontological security. Critical Studies on Security, 1(1), pp. 130-132. (doi:10.1080/21624887.2013.790228)

2012

Solomon, T. (2012) Human nature and the limits of the self: Hans Morgenthau on love and power. International Studies Review, 14(2), pp. 201-224. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2486.2012.01109.x)

Solomon, T. (2012) 'I wasn't angry, because I couldn't believe it was happening': affect and discourse in responses to 9/11. Review of International Studies, 38(4), pp. 907-928. (doi:10.1017/S0260210511000519)

2009

Solomon, T. (2009) Social logics and normalisation in the war on terror. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 38(2), pp. 269-294. (doi:10.1177/0305829809347513)

2006

Solomon, T. (2006) Norms and human rights in international relations. Political Studies Review, 4(1), pp. 36-47. (doi:10.1111/j.1478-9299.2006.00038.x)

This list was generated on Thu Aug 24 10:49:31 2017 BST.
Number of items: 20.

Articles

Solomon, T. and Steele, B. J. (2017) Micro-moves in international relations theory. European Journal of International Relations, 23(2), pp. 267-291. (doi:10.1177/1354066116634442)

Solomon, T. (2017) Ontological security, circulations of affect, and the Arab Spring. Journal of International Relations and Development, (doi:10.1057/s41268-017-0089-x) (Early Online Publication)

Solomon, T. (2017) Rethinking productive power through emotion. International Studies Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Oren, I. and Solomon, T. (2015) WMD, WMD, WMD: securitisation through ritualized incantation of ambiguous phrases. Review of International Studies, 41(2), pp. 313-336. (doi:10.1017/S0260210514000205)

Solomon, T. (2014) Time and subjectivity in world politics. International Studies Quarterly, 58(4), pp. 671-681. (doi:10.1111/isqu.12091)

Solomon, T. (2014) The affective underpinnings of soft power. European Journal of International Relations, 20(3), pp. 720-741. (doi:10.1177/1354066113503479)

Holland, J. and Solomon, T. (2014) Affect is what states make of it: articulating everyday experiences of 9/11. Critical Studies on Security, 2(3), pp. 262-267. (doi:10.1080/21624887.2014.921454)

Solomon, T. (2013) Resonances of neoconservatism. Cooperation and Conflict, 48(1), pp. 100-121. (doi:10.1177/0010836712461622)

Oren, I. and Solomon, T. (2013) Weapons of mass destruction: the career of a concept. New Political Science, 35(1), pp. 109-135. (doi:10.1080/07393148.2012.754683)

Solomon, T. (2013) Attachment, tautology, and ontological security. Critical Studies on Security, 1(1), pp. 130-132. (doi:10.1080/21624887.2013.790228)

Solomon, T. (2012) Human nature and the limits of the self: Hans Morgenthau on love and power. International Studies Review, 14(2), pp. 201-224. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2486.2012.01109.x)

Solomon, T. (2012) 'I wasn't angry, because I couldn't believe it was happening': affect and discourse in responses to 9/11. Review of International Studies, 38(4), pp. 907-928. (doi:10.1017/S0260210511000519)

Solomon, T. (2009) Social logics and normalisation in the war on terror. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 38(2), pp. 269-294. (doi:10.1177/0305829809347513)

Solomon, T. (2006) Norms and human rights in international relations. Political Studies Review, 4(1), pp. 36-47. (doi:10.1111/j.1478-9299.2006.00038.x)

Books

Solomon, T. (2015) The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI. ISBN 9780472119462

Book Sections

Solomon, T. (2017) Identity, affective attachments, and US-Iranian nuclear politics. In: Bentley, M. and Holland, J. (eds.) The Obama Doctrine: A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy. Routledge. ISBN 9781138831223

Solomon, T. (2016) Psychoanalytic theory and textual interpretation. In: Walsh, S. and Fatovic, C. (eds.) Interpretation in Political Theory. Routledge, pp. 205-228. ISBN 9781138201651

Solomon, T. (2016) Time and practices in global politics. In: Agathangelou, A. M. and Killian, K. (eds.) Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relations: (De)Fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives. Series: Interventions. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415712712

Solomon, T. (2015) Embodiment, emotions, and materialism in international relations. In: Åhäll, L. and Gregory, T. (eds.) Emotions, Politics, and War. Series: Interventions (4). Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138789050

Solomon, T. (2014) Affective investment in the War on Terror. In: Bently, M. and Holland, J. (eds.) Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror. Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy. Routledge, pp. 108-123. ISBN 9780415662604

This list was generated on Thu Aug 24 10:49:31 2017 BST.