Political Theory

Rhetoric of Responsibility: R2P’s Harmful Application in Humanitarian Practice

Rhetoric of Responsibility: R2P’s Harmful Application in Humanitarian Practice

From a well-meaning attempt at humanitarian action following the crises of the 1990s, the Responsibility to Protect has nevertheless become a vehicle for self-interest.

The Main Factors Limiting the Ability of the U.S. to Control World Politics

The Main Factors Limiting the Ability of the U.S. to Control World Politics

Increasing economic interdependence between states and the emerging multipolar world order limit the United States in world politics.

Dominant Gender Discourses and the Framing of Female Rebels in Syria

Dominant Gender Discourses and the Framing of Female Rebels in Syria

The gendered framing of female Syrian rebels, prevalent in media sources, de-legitimises the political reasoning behind their individual decisions to be involved.

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Simone De Beauvoir’s Feminist Ideals Regarding Prostitution

De Beauvoir’s feminist approach to prostitution reveals prostitution is ethically acceptable if those involved are willingly and have the same rights as other workers.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America.

Despite the fact that grand narratives inevitably advantage, disadvantage, include, and exclude, scholars should remember that the mind must still be decolonised.

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

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.

Does Epistemology Matter? The Divide Between Critical and Problem-Solving Theory

Does Epistemology Matter? The Divide Between Critical and Problem-Solving Theory

Critical theory establishes a close link between political theory and practice via its praxeological and empirical commitment to emancipatory change.

Did Structural Adjustment Programmes Assist African Development?

Did Structural Adjustment Programmes Assist African Development?

Structural Adjustment Policies were, rather than effective engines for economic development, in fact an smokescreen for the promotion and spread of global capitalism.

Has the Wave of Revolutions Run its Course?

Has the Wave of Revolutions Run its Course?

Despite its usefulness, the Arendtian theory of revolution suffers through its exclusion of economic freedom, and over-focus on political freedom.

Carr vs Morgenthau on Political Realism

Carr vs Morgenthau on Political Realism

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.

The Role of Global Civil Society in Bringing Global Democratic Order

The Role of Global Civil Society in Bringing Global Democratic Order

A strong global non-governmental sector enhances the accountability of international decision-making and promotes global democratic processes.