Anthropocentrism and the Politics of the Living

Anthropocentrism and the Politics of the Living

Questions around the interactions and practices of living beings to produce international outcomes open up in IR around the politics of life after anthropocentrism.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Dr Chinyong Liow discusses the Trump administration’s strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

A valuable exposition of the case for universal basic income which nevertheless fails to recognise the revolutionary implications which its implementation would entail.

Going Grassroots: Visiting the Foreign Locales of Arkansas and Southwest Texas

Going Grassroots: Visiting the Foreign Locales of Arkansas and Southwest Texas

Travelling through the Southwest of the USA reveals that there is much to learn about a local culture not yet homogenized by the great thrust of globalization.

Recent Posts

Should Australia Establish a Modern Slavery Act?

Should Australia Establish a Modern Slavery Act?

The corporate social responsibility of businesses may serve to obscure the fact that the primary responsibility for the protection of human rights belongs to states.

Performing the Posthuman: An Essay in Three Acts

Performing the Posthuman: An Essay in Three Acts

If last century was more about freeing the carbon than it was about freeing humanity from its chains, this century could be able to understand our posthuman condition.

The Future Prospects of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Two-Handed Strategy

The Future Prospects of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Two-Handed Strategy

The US-Japan security alliance is at a crossroads. A “two-handed” strategy of intensifying security cooperation while engaging a rising China is the best way forward.

Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

The United States has a great role to play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It should work together with both to reduce the friction between the two sides.

The Weird and Wonderful Virtues of Human Geography

The Weird and Wonderful Virtues of Human Geography

When one reads Human Geography seriously, one is more open to the creative dance of complex causes and open to lumpy landscapes.

Global Security in a Posthuman Age? IR and the Anthropocene Challenge

Global Security in a Posthuman Age? IR and the Anthropocene Challenge

Subjectivity refers to a form of self-identity that is marked by a constitutive lack-of-fullness. The subject is a void in the signifying structure.

Ecological Security

Ecological Security

By linking climate change and security, the challenge posed by climate change compels us to think in new ways about what security means and how it might be realised. 

The Subjects of Posthuman IR

The Subjects of Posthuman IR

The notion of the posthuman considered in biological or functional terms is of course interesting and important, but it is the human subject that matters to politics.

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Trump’s Dream and Tocqueville’s Nightmare

The current erosion of agency amongst citizens in the U.S. is bringing us closer than ever to Tocqueville’s cautions of the path to despotism

Posthuman Security and Care in the Anthropocene

Posthuman Security and Care in the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene compels us to acknowledge how security interacts with diverse lifeworlds that exist around humans, acting in ways both pacific and threatening.

Hybridity and Humility: What of the Human in Posthuman Security?

Hybridity and Humility: What of the Human in Posthuman Security?

A challenge in modern thinking about technology is the gap between the technologies we produce and our imagination regarding the uses to which this technology is put.

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