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Anthropocentrism and the Politics of the Living

Anthropocentrism and the Politics of the Living

Questions around the interactions and practices of living beings to produce international outcomes open up in IR around the politics of life after anthropocentrism.

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.

The ‘Nature’ of International Relations: From Geopolitics to the Anthropocene

The ‘Nature’ of International Relations: From Geopolitics to the Anthropocene

The challenge is to find a way forward that does not revive geography as a condition of great power competition, but rather one that grapples with an Anthropocene IR.

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.

Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

The United States has a great role to play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It should work together with both to reduce the friction between the two sides.

Global Security in a Posthuman Age? IR and the Anthropocene Challenge

Global Security in a Posthuman Age? IR and the Anthropocene Challenge

Subjectivity refers to a form of self-identity that is marked by a constitutive lack-of-fullness. The subject is a void in the signifying structure.

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.

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.

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