International Political Economy (students)

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Guns v. Butter: Differentiating Armaments in International Relations

Guns v. Butter: Differentiating Armaments in International Relations

There are plenty of differences between arms and other economic goods, but most of these differences are not fundamental: they are differences in degree, not in type.

Monetary Sovereignty under the Gold Standard – The Case of the Ottoman Empire

Monetary Sovereignty under the Gold Standard – The Case of the Ottoman Empire

Increasing indebtedness and severe crises caused the Ottoman Empire to lose monetary sovereignty, culminating with the adoption of a limping gold standard.

Afro-American Ethnic Development in Latin America

Afro-American Ethnic Development in Latin America

Afro-Latino communities in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico are mobilising a diverse socio-political identity to challenge a deep-rooted history of discrimination.

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Globalization: A Created Mechanism for the Restructuring of Developing States

Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.

Navigating Nkrumah’s Theory of Neo-colonialism in the 21st Century

Navigating Nkrumah’s Theory of Neo-colonialism in the 21st Century

Through the lens of Kwame Nkrumah, current regional unification efforts by the African Development Bank and the African Union are shown to perpetuate neo-colonialism.

Explaining US Hegemony: A Neo-Gramscian Synthesis of Pantich, Gindin and Konings

Explaining US Hegemony: A Neo-Gramscian Synthesis of Pantich, Gindin and Konings

Transnational Historical Materialism, post-war reconstruction via the Bretton Woods System and the corporate-liberal paradigm help explain the persistence of US hegemony.

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Looking at the example of France and Tunisia, past interference in the political and social life of a country should be considered as a criteria of assessing immigration.

The Role of Civil Society in Shaping India’s Development Partnerships

The Role of Civil Society in Shaping India’s Development Partnerships

Given the potential it has to emerge as a leader in SSDC initiatives, it is important to evaluate the dynamics of cooperation and partnership in the Indian context.

( Brazil Jose Rubens De La Rosa, Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar, China MA Zehua ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

The BRICS: Rhetoric or Reality?

The BRICs have been portrayed as a new paradigm threatening the contemporary liberal world order. Yet, there is also disagreement and competition between BRICs states.

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

There is evidence to support the claim that democracy can reduce corruption. Once democracy is consolidated, there is reason to believe that corruption can be reduced.

Energy Security in Europe: How Is the EU Dealing with It?

Energy Security in Europe: How Is the EU Dealing with It?

Today, energy security is at the top of the EU agenda. The EU’s reliance on Russian gas has caused many nations to reconsider many of their energy-related policies.

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After Crisis: A Marxist Take on Capital and Labour after the Financial Crisis

As the cases of Sweden and the UK show, regardless of the uneven structures and development of capitalism, there has been an attack on labour by capital after the crisis.