International Theory (students)

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How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

No evidence continues to exist that states’ prioritization of security interests over international norms has disrupted the institutions of the human rights regime.

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

Though the Iraq War seems to be much more divisive than the global “war on terror”, the transatlantic relationship continues to exist and cooperate.

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

The ‘empty chair crisis’ challenged the view of neo-functionalists and supranationalist policy-makers and is therefore a key event in the course of European Integration.

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

It is relevant to investigate environmentally-induced migration, as the number of environmentally displaced people is expected to increase.

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Postsecularism refers to a nascent set of approaches to global politics that grapple with legacies of secularisation narratives associated with the Westphalian state.

Classical Realism and Human Nature: An Alternative Reading

Classical Realism and Human Nature: An Alternative Reading

A historically complete genealogy of human nature would help clarify the diversity behind the realist trivialization of differences between the various conceptions.

International Society in Theory and Practice

International Society in Theory and Practice

The humanitarian intervention taking place in Iraq/Syria is demonstrative of a cosmopolitan understanding of human rights and norms within the international community.

Is the Global Governance of International Migration Feasible and Desirable?

Is the Global Governance of International Migration Feasible and Desirable?

An urgent need exists to identify the shortcomings of the current institutionalised framework of the GGIM and involve states to strengthen these institutions.

Neo-rationalism: A Third Way? How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the “Isms”

Neo-rationalism: A Third Way? How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the “Isms”

Neo-rationalism describes a third approach to the teaching of IR that combines the most positive elements of “rationalism” and current paradigmatic approaches.

Can the Work of Hannah Arendt Help Us Understand Contemporary Conflicts?

Can the Work of Hannah Arendt Help Us Understand Contemporary Conflicts?

While some of Arendt’s description of power and violence are undoubtedly relevant, the same themes and actions are found elsewhere in the study of contemporary conflict.

Neo-realism and Structural Liberalism: Can Anarchy Really Be Transcended?

Neo-realism and Structural Liberalism: Can Anarchy Really Be Transcended?

With force employed as primary resort in international politics, how does the structural liberal argument of overcoming anarchy apply?

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

A constructivist approach through discourse analysis as described by Lene Hansen highlights essential and previously neglected dynamics of the Spratly Islands dispute.