Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Now in paperback! This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam, Islamic State/ISIS, and challenges common understandings on the issue of Islam and democracy.

Interview – Minqi Li

Interview – Minqi Li

Professor Li discusses crises of the global economy, the significance of ecological limits to growth, and the imperative for an alternative socialist world system.

Review – Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations

Review – Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations

Addressing a marked gap in IR literature, Haynes provides a timely account of how religious organizations play an increasingly important role in international affairs.

Who Has a Right to Representation?

Who Has a Right to Representation?

Should the Maori be entitled to a reserved number of seats in the New Zealand parliament? Such an arrangement goes to the heart of the debate over representation.

Recent Posts

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

From a Realist perspective, Israel‘s application of targeted killings is consistent with its grand strategy and has undermined the Palestinian independence movement.

Why Have Attempts at Pan-African Unity Been So Problematic?

Why Have Attempts at Pan-African Unity Been So Problematic?

The goals of Pan-Africanism are in direct opposition to the global socio-political system, where structural conditions of rule currently facilitate exploitation.

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The United Nation Security Council’s Continued Use of Economic Sanctions

Despite controversy, the use of economic sanctions continues to be a popular option for the UN Security Council due to the introduction of targeted sanctions in the 90’s.

A Conceptual Analysis of Realism in International Political Economy

A Conceptual Analysis of Realism in International Political Economy

Realism is relevant in the study of IPE; however, it must be complemented with elements of other theoretical approaches to remedy several weaknesses.

Was the British Government’s Handling of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike “Brilliant”?

Was the British Government’s Handling of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike “Brilliant”?

The British government’s handling of the 1984/5 miners’ strike was ‘brilliant’ as they achieved victory but also achieved a political goal by weakening the trade unions

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s engagement with the international climate change regime highlights complex dilemmas embedded within the very nature of the issue itself.

Review – Informal Ambassadors

Review – Informal Ambassadors

Cooper makes a solid case for the mediating roles these cultural ambassadors played in elite circles, but at times her evaluation of their importance can seem stretched.

ISIS: Sectarianism, Geopolitics and Strong/Weak Horses

ISIS: Sectarianism, Geopolitics and Strong/Weak Horses

There are many reasons, both endogenous and exogenous as to why people would join ISIS. Still, questions remain as to what motivates an individual to travel and fight.

India’s Daughter and the Limits of Transnational Feminist Solidarity

India’s Daughter and the Limits of Transnational Feminist Solidarity

India’s Daughter matters because it launched intense public dialogues around long-repressed societal problems of sexual violence and misogyny, in India and elsewhere.

Publishing or Perishing in the 21st Century

Publishing or Perishing in the 21st Century

Everyone knows the phrase ‘publish or perish’. But, what does that mean to today’s early career academic as they try to balance their workload and plan their publications?

Conceptualizing Security: The Strategic Practice of Security

Conceptualizing Security: The Strategic Practice of Security

Security ought to be conceptualized as a strategic practice comprising both (1) the practices used to securitize an issue and (2) the practices used to address it.

An Unnecessary War: The Geopolitical Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

An Unnecessary War: The Geopolitical Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine’s geopolitical position, and the interventions of competing outside powers pursuing their own self-interest led to the continuing civil war in Ukraine.