States & Global Governance

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.

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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.

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the culmination of a long series of events and the product of many complex, different, and yet interrelated factors.

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War represent a number of restraining measures on the executive that may not give him complete unilateral power in emergency situations.

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

The security dilemma is self-fulfilling and inescapable: states can take defensive positions to mitigate its negative effects, but this only postpones the inevitable.

Conditional Development: Ghana Crippled by Structural Adjustment Programmes

Conditional Development: Ghana Crippled by Structural Adjustment Programmes

IMF- and World Bank-led debt relief was implemented to benefit the world capitalist system despite violating human rights throughout the Global South.

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

The rebalancing by the United States towards the South Pacific is less about containment and is more about competitive engagement in the region.

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

The lack of democracy associated with the decision-making process to drill Block ITT has fuelled a high degree of currently ongoing civil discontent in Ecuador.

United Nations Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo

New guidelines for determining the applicability of international humanitarian law to United Nations peace operations are both necessary and urgent.

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

The Internet has had a positive impact on the provision of the normative good of democratic self-determination and participation in the Russian Federation.