Postcolonialism in International Relations Theory

Postcolonialism in International Relations Theory

Postcolonialism asks tough questions about how and why a hierarchical international order has emerged and challenges mainstream IR’s core assumptions about power and how it operates.

10th Anniversary Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

10th Anniversary Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – J. Ann Tickner

10th Anniversary Interview – J. Ann Tickner

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

Turning Students into Professionals

Turning Students into Professionals

The transition between university and professional life can be jarring. Ideals help students sail in the right direction in a turbulent professional world.

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Will Armed Humanitarian Intervention Ever Be Both Lawful and Legitimate?

Will Armed Humanitarian Intervention Ever Be Both Lawful and Legitimate?

At present, armed humanitarian intervention cannot be lawful and legitimate, but conflicts in Libya and Syria show the prospects of a renewed and robust R2P framework.

From ‘Globocop’ to ‘NoGoCop’: Intervention, R2P & Sovereignty in the Chinese Era

From ‘Globocop’ to ‘NoGoCop’: Intervention, R2P & Sovereignty in the Chinese Era

The differences between China and the US with regards to Responsibility to Protect are based on their understandings of sovereignty and legitimate authority.

Toward an Affirmative Critique of Abstraction in International Relations Theory

Toward an Affirmative Critique of Abstraction in International Relations Theory

Dominant abstractions within IR theory are limited in transformative potential, opposing their racialized logics creates a starting point for alternative abstractions.

The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan World Order: An Optimistic View of History

The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan World Order: An Optimistic View of History

A cosmopolitan world order underpinned by democracy is both a possible and a necessary outcome for international relations.

Educating Conflict Management and Practicing Peacebuilding: The Case of Lebanon

Educating Conflict Management and Practicing Peacebuilding: The Case of Lebanon

Peer learning in higher education can help to align peacebuilding theory and practice, scholars and practitioners, thus putting research to work for sustainable peace.

Why Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel – And Palestine

Why Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel – And Palestine

Rather than seeing the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, lobbyists for Palestinians should ask recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

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10th Anniversary Interview – Nicolas Onuf

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – Charlotte Epstein

10th Anniversary Interview – Charlotte Epstein

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – Chris Brown

10th Anniversary Interview – Chris Brown

LSE Professor Chris Brown looks at the books and the general changes in the last 10 years that have made an impact on the discipline of International Relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

10th Anniversary Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit reflects on what books, or other media, published in the last 10 years has made the most impact on the discipline of International Relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – Cynthia Enloe

10th Anniversary Interview – Cynthia Enloe

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

A Comparison of Private Security Contractors & State-Based Armed Forces

A Comparison of Private Security Contractors & State-Based Armed Forces

Private security contractors are on the rise in military conflicts. Are they different to state-based troops?

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