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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.

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.

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.

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.

Aiming from a Distance: The Implications of the Use of Drones for Security

Aiming from a Distance: The Implications of the Use of Drones for Security

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.

The Emergence and Cascading of Pope Francis’ Norm of Social Justice

The Emergence and Cascading of Pope Francis’ Norm of Social Justice

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.

Torture and the Failure of the International System

Torture and the Failure of the International System

The prevalence of torture represents a failure of the state-led, sovereignty-based international order. A move beyond torture requires a move beyond sovereignty.

Demographics, Perceptions & the Weakening Securitisation of the US-Mexico Border

Demographics, Perceptions & the Weakening Securitisation of the US-Mexico Border

In recent years, American audiences have grown sceptical on the securitisation of the US-Mexico border, and indeed, the broader discourse on immigration and security.

The Challenges of British Counterinsurgency in Helmand – Why did it go so Wrong?

The Challenges of British Counterinsurgency in Helmand – Why did it go so Wrong?

Britain exhibited a lack of adhesion to the rules and maxims posited by classical COIN theory and subsequently faced many challenges.