Protecting People

Protecting People

The world is more likely to respond to human protection crises today than it once was, but as Syria shows we are nowhere close to solving the problem of human insecurity.

Interview – Liza Featherstone

Interview – Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone explains why she identifies as a socialist feminist, discusses the importance of student activism, and provides some advice for aspiring journalists.

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

John Williams provides essential insights for anyone with interest in ethical pluralism in contemporary politics, and sets the agenda for future research in this field.

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017.

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017.

In the midst of Brexit, 2017 is the year in which the fate of the European Union will be decided.

Recent Posts

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

‘Breaking Bad’ potentially disrupts how we conceptualize resilience by opening up thinking space to consider who has the right (or opportunity) to be resilient.

Image by Terry Feuerborn

An Analysis of the Indian Further Education System Regarding Gender Inequality

Gender inequality in India’s further education system is investigated through the variables of transition rates, subjects chosen, literacy rates and early marriage.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1918.

From Mythification to Eurocentrism: The Academic Colour Line

Due to its inherent eurocentrism IR reproduces a limited Western perception of the world unfit to explain non-Western realities.

The Nakba, The Holocaust and Collective Victimhood

The Nakba, The Holocaust and Collective Victimhood

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is perpetuated by culturally and socially embedded discourses of victimhood that are existent in both countries’ narratives.

European Defence after Brexit: Flying on One Engine?

European Defence after Brexit: Flying on One Engine?

Despite Brexit, if a threat to European interests warrants military action, in Europe’s periphery or beyond, the UK is more likely to be part of the action than not.

Online Resources – Poststructuralism

Online Resources – Poststructuralism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, poststructuralism and how it relates to International Relations

Religion and Culture

Religion and Culture

There is little that concerns IR that does not involve elements of religion or culture, or both. Understanding them is necessary if you want to join some of the most important discussions about world politics today.

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

In today’s interconnected world, effective and skilful diplomacy is vital to ensure that humankind can navigate an ever-growing list of shared challenges that may be our undoing if left unresolved.

Online Resources – Critical Theory

Online Resources – Critical Theory

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, critical approaches to International Relations – including critical geography.

Online Resources – Constructivism

Online Resources – Constructivism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, the International Relations theory of constructivism.

Online Resources – Marxism

Online Resources – Marxism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, Marxism and how it relates to Politics and International Relations.

Germany’s Return to European Leadership

Germany’s Return to European Leadership

In the wake of the Brexit vote, Germany is increasingly willing to assume responsibility for the grand edifices of Western cooperation through the UN, the EU and NATO.

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