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Relationalism is both a general multidisciplinary perspective and an emerging signpost for something new; a way to grapple with tensions along the processual-substantive spectrum of social relations.
The shared experiences of the 21st century are leading to a shift in IR theory. These new directions are leading to a multi-disciplinary approach that moves away from focusing on the state.
We should dispel the myths that scholars and practitioners come from Mars and Venus. They do not. There have more fruitful interactions and synergies than we think.
By seeing North Korea as rational, we might be able to look beyond the posturing and threats from all sides, and move toward resolving the Korean War with a peace treaty.
Women have made their voice heard in the Arab Spring, however, the ‘gains’ in terms of gender roles can be lost in the post-revolution period when ‘going back to normal’ is the priority.
Until the practitioners of the English School begin to define precisely what an ES research program would look like, the School’s impact on international theory remains outside the mainstream.
Whilst there is hardly any doubt as to the existence of four of the five major institutions of international society identified by Hedley Bull, this is not the case with the fifth institution: great power management.
Despite the turmoil that Latin America has experienced in the past 50 years, a strong sense of nationalism is widespread throughout the region, making separatist violence less probable than in other areas of the world.