When distinguishing between threats, offers and how a proposal restricts freedom, a successful account must involve both perlocutionary and illocutionary assessments.
International Theory (students)
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Graham Allison’s Bureaucratic Politics model suggests that structure also operates within the framework of a sub-unit system, thus diminishing levels of agency.
Seeing bride kidnapping and domestic violence as everyday terrorism unpacks the political nature of so-called “private” phenomena and how they reify patriarchal society.
Human security is falling short of the developmental, humanitarian impact that it had intended, despite being entrenched on the international security agenda.
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.
‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.
The topic of human security is multifaceted and demands caution when analysed in different contexts.
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.
A gender analysis demonstrates the centrality of the differential valorisation of the masculine and the feminine to the functioning of the global political economy.
Morgenthau’s realist doctrine is neither amoral nor bellicose because it is informed by a set of utilitarian ethics which aim to prevent major conflict via lesser evils.
Feminism challenges normative assumptions of international relations and, despite potential limitations, is essential to wider gender studies.