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Gang Violence, Public Health, and Security in Honduras

Gang Violence, Public Health, and Security in Honduras

Left unchecked, gang violence threatens to undo years of development work Honduras, and will lead to the further deterioration of physical and mental health.

Constructing a Realistic Cosmopolitanism

Constructing a Realistic Cosmopolitanism

World citizenship is not based upon a Utopian fantasy. Instead, world citizenship begins from the recognition that all people come from and exist within communities.

Legal Pluralism and Sharia: Implementing Islamic Law in States and Societies

Legal Pluralism and Sharia: Implementing Islamic Law in States and Societies

In the case of Sharia – apart from the necessary reinterpretation – the best alternative solution is not legal pluralism; it is to encourage political participation.

Pledging Allegiance to ISIS:  Who Benefits Most?

Pledging Allegiance to ISIS:  Who Benefits Most?

Rivalries among jihadist movements will not bring about their downfall, but they will prevent the unified, worldwide jihadist movement that ISIS has sought to build.

Islamic Governance Theory in Moroccan Islamist Discourse

Islamic Governance Theory in Moroccan Islamist Discourse

The use of Islamic concepts as the ‘imamate’ and the ‘caliphate’ by main Moroccan Islamist actors in their discourse are linked to a concrete model of Islamic government.

A Proposed Theory of Knowledge: Neuro-Rational Physicalism

A Proposed Theory of Knowledge: Neuro-Rational Physicalism

Comprehending that the ways we acquire knowledge are culturally mediated would be a profound step in softening rigid categories of “otherness” in our globalized world.

Rama-Vucic: A Historic Visit?

Rama-Vucic: A Historic Visit?

Doubts about the view that current tensions in Albania-Serbia relations are based on long-standing projects of greater nation-state expansion. Such narratives are myths.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

East Ukraine’s Four Perspectives

East Ukraine’s Four Perspectives

An autonomy solution for East Ukraine, based on the South Tyrol model, represents a practical, temporary compromise and avoids furthering threats of a frozen conflict.

The Impact of Roy Bhaskar and Critical Realism on International Relations

The Impact of Roy Bhaskar and Critical Realism on International Relations

At a time when new approaches are either knowingly or unknowingly touching on critical realist themes, Bhaskar’s contributions are poorly represented in the literature.

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

If Scotland were to go down the federacy route, the old-age debate of whether or not Europe can be viewed as a part of its domestic competences would return.

The (Limited) Geopolitical Implications of the US Energy Boom

The (Limited) Geopolitical Implications of the US Energy Boom

The “energy revolution” is making the United States more secure in economic terms, but the geopolitical implications of this new energy boom are uncertain and risky.