Essays

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Open Your Eyes: Globalization and the Politics of Attention

Open Your Eyes: Globalization and the Politics of Attention

Attention, action, and mobilization are needed for citizens to be more responsive to global injustices and thus responsible for a more inclusive world.

It’s a Man’s World: The Effect of Traditional Masculinity on Gender Equality

It’s a Man’s World: The Effect of Traditional Masculinity on Gender Equality

By encouraging males to become more open and discuss their masculinities, it is possible to educate them on how their social roles and responsibilities impact women.

Universal Security/Emancipation: A Critique of Ken Booth

Universal Security/Emancipation: A Critique of Ken Booth

Booth argues a simple understanding of security and power and the emancipation that he defends contains the possibility of starting the violence it seeks to eliminate.

What Is ‘Neoliberalism’, and How Does It Relate to Globalization?

What Is ‘Neoliberalism’, and How Does It Relate to Globalization?

Globalization and neoliberal economic policy must be considered separately, for there is neither evidence of their correlation nor of a global transition to the latter.

The Field of Security Studies: In Rude Health or a Chronic State of Disrepair?

The Field of Security Studies: In Rude Health or a Chronic State of Disrepair?

Security Studies is in rude health, and will remain so amidst ever-changing global threats so long as scholars continue to engage with security theories critically.

Does Neoclassical Realism Provide a Compelling Approach to Military Change?

Does Neoclassical Realism Provide a Compelling Approach to Military Change?

Accommodating other theories, Neoclassical Realism can explain military change through the internal characteristics and grand strategies of states.

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru v. Chile exemplifies that legalistic intervention is a peaceful and adequate method for defining borders in modern times.

Post-Race Rhetoric in Contemporary American Politics

Post-Race Rhetoric in Contemporary American Politics

By analysing the ongoing Ferguson protests and post-race rhetoric, America is a society still burdened by racial injustices which favour white citizens.

Do Revolutions Lead to Greater Security or Insecurity?

Do Revolutions Lead to Greater Security or Insecurity?

Whether revolutions result in greater security or insecurity is entirely dependent on whose security is being discussed.

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The European Security Strategy: Changing the Global Security Environment?

The CFSP’s complicated nature is the dominant problem the EU faces in its attempt to create a stronger European voice and a system of global security governance.

The Fear of Asia and Changes in Australian National Defence Policy

The Fear of Asia and Changes in Australian National Defence Policy

Australian national defence policy has consistently been founded on the fear of perceived threats to national security within the region of Asia.