International Political Economy (students)

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The Merits of Treating Severe and Systemic Poverty as a Human Rights Violation

The Merits of Treating Severe and Systemic Poverty as a Human Rights Violation

Some of the merits of treating extreme poverty as a human rights violation empower the poor, assign accountability. and ensure non-discrimination.

The Doha Development Round and Challenges to Multilateral Trade Negotiations

The Doha Development Round and Challenges to Multilateral Trade Negotiations

While some view the Bali Package as a much needed life-line for the WTO, critics note that the agreement papers over the tough issues that the WTO will face later on.

The Politics of Postwar Reconstruction as the Discursive International Ordering

The Politics of Postwar Reconstruction as the Discursive International Ordering

The ontological shift in policy configuration mirrors the adaptive character of the liberal order and its ability to expand its domination over individual.

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Carter’s focus on the Cold War and Containment meant that his human rights ideals could never be achieved due to the importance he placed on repelling Soviet influence.

Do Colonial Attitudes Influence the Media’s Response to Humanitarian Crises?

Do Colonial Attitudes Influence the Media’s Response to Humanitarian Crises?

The media’s overwhelming focus on negative events in the South maintains the colonial binaries of our civilisation and their backwardness.

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Are Natural Resources More of a Curse than a Blessing?

There is no escaping the correlation between resource abundance and poor economic performance. The resource curse is political and brought on by poor policy decisions.

Development and Good Governance in Egypt

Development and Good Governance in Egypt

Since the end of the Cold War, development in Egypt, meant to promote sustainability and good governance, instead created a society based on political and economic gain.

UNSC Resolution 1325: A Building Block for Gender Equity?

UNSC Resolution 1325: A Building Block for Gender Equity?

UN Resolution 1325, although not yet a complete success, can and should be used as a starting point to work for gender equity and towards a violence-free world.

Europe as a Normative Power on Climate Change? The EU’s Engagement with China

Europe as a Normative Power on Climate Change? The EU’s Engagement with China

By examining the European Union’s engagement with China on climate change, the EU could arguably be a credible normative power on climate change policy.

To What Extent Has Argentina Overcome Its Military Past?

To What Extent Has Argentina Overcome Its Military Past?

Since the 1980s a new respect for constitution, government, democracy and the rule of law have finally found its place within Argentinian politics.

An Assessment of the Pinochet Regime in Chile

An Assessment of the Pinochet Regime in Chile

Chileans are becoming more politically active and are focusing their anger at the unfair university system and the problems that Pinochet’s free market economic policies have caused.

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200 Years After the Congress of Vienna

It can be concluded that the European society of states after the Congress of Vienna was one of increasingly intermeshing inter-state relationships and commitments.