To assert that Islam necessitates authoritarian regimes eschews the diverse experiences of Muslims, and interpretations of Islam and democracy.
Post-structuralism challenges IR theory, undermining its foundations of “reality”, supporting the emancipation of marginalised subjects, and allowing new conceptions of “truth” to emerge.
An appropriate electoral system is essential to securing stability in a divided society, as it can encourage inclusion and moderate policies.
The media affects the structure of both the domestic and international system and has influenced the way international actors interact, thus indirectly impacting foreign policy.
Case studies allow for in-depth analysis of a single state, but selection bias can be problematic. Comparative studies allow for an intense analysis of a few countries, but risk limited findings.
Using Giorgio Agamben’s concepts of ‘Bare Life’ and ‘State of Exception’, this essay reassesses the Israeli-Palistinian conflict and posits that Palestinians both live and don’t live under Israeli rule.
The religious nature of Hezbollah has provided it with a cultural heritage to draw upon and an ability to sustain itself, both of which surpass that of the Irish Republican Movement.
Irrespective of the occasional incompatibilities of the UN with liberal values, and its criticism from realists, the organization has invariably represented a tremendous leap forward.