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.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Dr Joseph discusses the Trump administration’s foreign policy 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.

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.

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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.

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.

Between Radical Posthumanism and Weak Anthropocentrism

Between Radical Posthumanism and Weak Anthropocentrism

Analysing posthuman-ness calls into question whether posthuman IR is posthuman as none of IR’s posthumanesque disquisitions develop an ontology of the international.

Grievances, Strategies, and Demands of the Contemporary Chinese Labour Movement

Grievances, Strategies, and Demands of the Contemporary Chinese Labour Movement

The Chinese state’s capitalist transformation in the 1970’s primed the current exploitation of rural workers, which has resulted in sizable labor movement protests.

Student Feature – Teaching International Political Economy via Everyday Life

Student Feature – Teaching International Political Economy via Everyday Life

Our hope is that I-PEEL will be used to excite students about the prospect of studying IPE, and fit in alongside the use of established resources like textbooks and journal articles.

‘Posthuman Security’: Reflections from an Open-ended Conversation

‘Posthuman Security’: Reflections from an Open-ended Conversation

Posthuman security discourse places both of its key terms ‘posthumanism’ and ‘security’ in constant question and refuses closure into any particular vision of either.

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