Ukraine’s media system has drastically changed in recent years, but like the rest of the country it is still a work in progress with many hurdles to overcome.
Mark Blyth discusses the crises of the European Union, the repercussions of Brexit, alternatives to austerity, and his position as a “reluctant Constructivist”.
A well-rounded, complex discussion that deconstructs many aspects of modern life in an accessible way, leaving the reader with more questions than answers.
Overseas corporations are taking an increasingly important role in telling Americans exactly who they are, as in the case of several ads broadcast during the Olympics.
Western ‘Just War Theory’ has influenced International Relations for centuries, but is significantly different to the Indian and Chinese interpretation.
Postcolonial colonialism has been perpetrated by the Indonesian State, its ruling apparatus and other domestic and foreign stakeholders in the disputed province of Papua.
Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.
Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.
Fairtrade Scheme, while offering slightly better conditions than Free Trade, in the end does not provide truly fair pricing and farming conditions for small producers.
The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.
The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.
the post-9/11 temporalisation of security has taken the form of a politics of pre-emption in which radical uncertainty constitutes the basis for anticipatory action.
Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.
The securitisation of the Zika virus in Brazil has been considered as an effective method to prevent it – but this may be an unnecessary step.
Using time as a primary analytical lens takes us beyond concerns with linear and teleological time that dominate the ways in which time is understood as mere ‘history’
Academics should focus more on the processes by which power is exercised through organised persuasive communication and manipulative propaganda.