Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

As the exceptional American follows its path intuitively without any need to draw on agreed upon facts, guns can be drawn upon alternative facts driven by intuitive knowledge.

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Professor Richter-Montpetit feminist IR, torture as security technology, the social structures of the war on terror, and about her particular teaching philosophy.

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

While Boisen and Murray do not quite meet the aims they set themselves, their edited volume is a worthy and frequently suggestive contribution to modern political theory.

The Faith and Good Works Party – In My (Utopian) Dreams

The Faith and Good Works Party – In My (Utopian) Dreams

Without a multi-party system, the range of viewpoints that citizens inhabit every day is simply unrepresented in U.S. politics at the local, state, and national levels.

Recent Posts

Brexit: The View from Norway

Brexit: The View from Norway

Brexit is a symptom of the same kind of inward-looking spirit that has characterised Norway ever since it refused to join the EU almost half a century ago.

Has the U.S. Become a Single-Party Regime?

Has the U.S. Become a Single-Party Regime?

The U.S. today may increasingly resemble the single-party, single-coalition or dominant party regimes of yesteryear.

A Hybrid Deportation: Internally Displaced from Crimea in Ukraine

A Hybrid Deportation: Internally Displaced from Crimea in Ukraine

There is a widespread feeling of being abandoned by the government among IDPs from Crimea. The main task ahead is to remove the barriers preventing IDP integration.

The Demise of the Sino-Vietnamese Relationship

The Demise of the Sino-Vietnamese Relationship

Walt’s theory of alliances is often used to explain the Sino-Soviet split but the break-down of the Sino-Vietnamese alliance shows more is at play than material interest.

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 2

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 2

Tweets Matter. If Trump creates a perception of reality through informational sources that are not rigorous or complete, his positions will be deficient.

Who is Winning the ‘War on Terror’?

Who is Winning the ‘War on Terror’?

Bush’s ‘war on terror’ was constructed as unwinnable and never-ending, Obama has not successfully proposed a counter-hegemonic discourse with the strength to oppose it.

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 1

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 1

This strike, no matter the problems with it, does show that the American military machine is awake again in a non-covert way.

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

By reembracing the norm of interventionism, the world’s major powers are rediscovering the very reason why it was banished at Westphalia so many years ago.

From Prague to Riga: Has the EU’s Eastern Partnership Been a Failure?

From Prague to Riga: Has the EU’s Eastern Partnership Been a Failure?

With Russia’s intervention in politics of its neighboring states, the EU’s role in the region is now seen differently and so its previous policy requires reassessment.

President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton launched the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.on September 8, 2014. Photo by Paul Morse

Comparing the Foreign Policy Doctrines of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

Bush’s unilateralism, pre-emption and US primacy displayed a confrontational disposition while Clinton made more of an effort to engage with all corners of the world.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs), seen here inside a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) tent, in Beto Timur.

Is Humanitarian Aid Politicized?

Humanitarian aid is a political act. Yet, beyond politics and policies, humanitarian aid struggles to reflect the principles and practices underpinning good governance.

The Social Challenge of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

The Social Challenge of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

After the two years of conflict in Ukraine, the IDPs are still perceived as semi-fellows and semi-citizens, limited in their access to social life.

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