Despite the fact that grand narratives inevitably advantage, disadvantage, include, and exclude, scholars should remember that the mind must still be decolonised.
While their natural aspects and influences should not be disregarded, famine and starvation must be viewed primarily as a breakdown in social and political systems.
Critical theory establishes a close link between political theory and practice via its praxeological and empirical commitment to emancipatory change.
Structural Adjustment Policies were, rather than effective engines for economic development, in fact an smokescreen for the promotion and spread of global capitalism.
Despite its usefulness, the Arendtian theory of revolution suffers through its exclusion of economic freedom, and over-focus on political freedom.
Although accused of relativism by Morgenthau, Carr is a more robust realist than is contended. Indeed, Carr’s methodology reveals Morgenthau’s own tautological reasoning.
A strong global non-governmental sector enhances the accountability of international decision-making and promotes global democratic processes.
Shaw’s risk-transfer theory and Der Derian’s conceptualization of virtuous war allow an in-depth understanding of the deployment of drones in the War on Terror.
As the authoritarian grasp tightens in Russia, resistance to heteronormativity and neo-conservative gender rules has become difficult but necessary.
Since Pope Francis has restated the importance of social justice, this norm is going through a ‘life cycle’, and Catholics are beginning to accept and act upon it.
The prevalence of torture represents a failure of the state-led, sovereignty-based international order. A move beyond torture requires a move beyond sovereignty.