Author profile: Matt Davies

Matt Davies lectures in International Political Economy at Newcastle University and is the Degree Programme Director for the MA in World Politics and Popular Culture. He is also a co-editor of the Popular Culture and World Politics book series, published by Routledge.

IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

There are political stakes in our theoretical choices. Critical theory seeks to enable the transformation of things, problem-solving theory – to keep things working.

Teaching IR with Popular Culture

Teaching IR with Popular Culture

How can we teach popular culture and politics without falling into the “real” politics / “imaginary” culture divide that is premised on an elementary understanding of culture as well as of politics?

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