Author profile: Ashleigh Croucher

The Discursive Turn in International Relations Research: Bad Science?

The Discursive Turn in International Relations Research: Bad Science?

Though it may be considered ‘bad science’ by positivists, the lack of formal methodology in discourse analysis allows for an analysis of the discursive representations of world politics.

Chain-Ganging and the Outbreak of World War I: Causation or Coincidence?

Chain-Ganging and the Outbreak of World War I: Causation or Coincidence?

Whilst the ‘chain-ganging’ theory can explain aspects of the outbreak of WWI, Realist scholars have over-estimated the extent to which it was the primary cause of war in Europe.

The International Community and the Prevention of Genocide

The International Community and the Prevention of Genocide

Whilst advancements have been made in the prevention of genocide, they fail to protect vulnerable populations due to a lack of political will.

The End of History, US Democracy Initiatives, and the New World Order

The End of History, US Democracy Initiatives, and the New World Order

US democracy promotion initiatives are often imbued with undertones of national interest, and are not necessarily the most effective means of promoting international peace and security.

Reconsidering the Environment-Security Relationship

Reconsidering the Environment-Security Relationship

Rather than redefining traditional notions of security to encompass the environment, the link between environmental change and vulnerability to conflict must be examined.

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