Eurocentrism and the Construction of the ‘Non-West’

Eurocentrism and the Construction of the ‘Non-West’

The rearticulations of spatio-temporal hierarchies that temporarily situate Europe ahead of everyone enables the reproduction of Eurocentrism as a system of knowledge.

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Interview – Robbie Shilliam

Robbie Shilliam talks about the obstacles to decolonizing the academy, postcolonial politics, his forthcoming book Race and the Undeserving Poor and studying IR theory.

Review – Seeing White

Review – Seeing White

This affecting podcast series considers whiteness, privilege, and structural racism, and provides useful insights for the analysis of IR and knowledge production.

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Megachurches and the Living Dead: Intersections of Religion & Politics in Korea

The prospect of political change in the North coincides with the potential for religious change in the South, producing a complex and fascinating set of scenarios.

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The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

Scholars writing about the Russia-Ukraine conflict face a choice in perspectives that is likely to lead them to being criticised no matter what they do.

Online Resources – The Council of Europe

Online Resources – The Council of Europe

A brief introduction to the Council of Europe with links and media to further explore.

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The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Environmental Politics: One Model to Rule Them All?

In International Environmental Politics the important decision-theoretic features of the climate problem or overexploitation are not exhausted by the Prisoner’s Dilemma.

A Critical Evaluation of Poststructuralism’s Contribution to Security

A Critical Evaluation of Poststructuralism’s Contribution to Security

Poststructuralism’s contribution to security lies within its scope to critique and question, exploring areas that other schools of thought dare not tread.

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Russia’s actions in 2014 were not just a response specific events such as NATO enlargement, EU policy, democracy promotion or revolution in Ukraine.

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Popular Culture Matters: An Introduction

The first post in a series detailing the impact of popular culture on world politics from the perspective of participants at the ISA workshop ‘Popular Culture Matters’.

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Forecasting the Future: Prospects of a Negotiated Settlement with North Korea

Approaching the negotiations between the United States and North Korea through a systematic fashion, the harsh reality is that these negotiations are very likely to fail.

Closing the Second Cycle in BRICS: A Surprise or Business as Usual?

Closing the Second Cycle in BRICS: A Surprise or Business as Usual?

BRICS has by now turned into a brand. This brand imposes responsibility on its members to respond to global challenges and serves the interests of the global community.

Interview – Andreas Haggman

Interview – Andreas Haggman

Andreas Haggman talks about his research on the use of tabletop wargames for cyber security education and discusses government use and defence of cyber-attacks.

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To Avoid a Syrian Quagmire: Turkish-American Compromise and Cooperation

Negotiation and compromise between both governments and the SDF are explored as the path forward for the United States, Turkey, and anti-Assad forces.

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