The Salafist-Jihadist ideology in modern terrorist groups, such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, serves as a disguise for the criminal motivations of money, power, and status.
Identity Politics (students)
Examining the Arab Uprisings in 2011, the effectiveness of non-violent resistance movements for challenging state power is evinced.
Perhaps there is a ‘Global Jihad’, but not in the perverted form hijacked by political Islam as a kind of collective aggression against the West.
‘Ontological insecurity’ provides a more accurate analysis of Turkey’s Europeanization project as an alternative theoretical perspective to realism and constructivism.
State religions should not be instrumentalised to exploit the freedom and rights of religious minorities masked by state rhetoric.
The development of an imperial identity during the Soviet Union, plus the disruption caused by Yeltsin, shaped Russian foreign policy identity even to Putin.
The ‘One Nation’ tradition helped the Conservative Party break ties with the past and place itself in the centre of British politics where most of the voters are.
Feminism challenges normative assumptions of international relations and, despite potential limitations, is essential to wider gender studies.
The presentation of Māori people in New Zealand has changed greatly since their first major appearance in 1851, evolving from curios to cultural treasures.
Explaining the occurrence of the Falklands War through diversionary theory, competing sovereignty claims and Fearon’s exploration of the contraction of bargaining ranges.
Analysing Libya & Tunisia reveals the important role of political culture in their democratic transitions & the pitfalls of applying ‘universal’ democratic institutions.
Afro-Latino communities in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico are mobilising a diverse socio-political identity to challenge a deep-rooted history of discrimination.