Identity Politics (students)

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

In China, the CCP promotes the narrative of humiliation as part of a nationalist discourse, projecting opposition outwards and making the CCP a harbinger of stability.

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Is Recent Asylum Migration Threatening Europe?

Asylum seekers in the collective unconscious are perceived as a threat as numerous social and political platforms may push nationalist and sometimes, racist sentiments.

A Public Reason Defence of Same-Sex Marriage

A Public Reason Defence of Same-Sex Marriage

Accounts of gay marriage that appeal to nonpublic reasons (and therefore are of the perfectionist kind) should not be pursued.

Why Poststructuralism Is Central to the Study of International Relations

Why Poststructuralism Is Central to the Study of International Relations

The manifold and multiplex essence attached to reality calls for an anti-foundational analysis of the “truths” upheld in international theory.

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.

Heroic Narratives Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention

Heroic Narratives Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention

Heroic narratives, through their use of language in particular, intentionally obscure the resort to force that is used during humanitarian military interventions.

A Social Constructivist’s Explanation of the Iranian Revolution

A Social Constructivist’s Explanation of the Iranian Revolution

The extent to which social forces influenced the overhaul of Iranian society presents an advantageous case study which social constructivism can explain.

How Understanding Emotions in IR Can Help Explain Anti-Americanism

How Understanding Emotions in IR Can Help Explain Anti-Americanism

Negative attitudes towards the United States are generally specific to foreign policy choices rather than a broader statement about American culture or society.

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.

The Eclipse of Pan-Arab Nationalism

The Eclipse of Pan-Arab Nationalism

Both ideological and internal and external geopolitical forces have led to the emergence, decline and subsequent failure of Pan-Arab Nationalism in the Middle East.

Postructuralism and Feminism: The Interplay between Gender, Language and Power

Postructuralism and Feminism: The Interplay between Gender, Language and Power

Violence is not an intrinsic part of an objective reality, but rather exists because it is legitimated and normalized through the valorization of a hegemonic masculinity