Unlike many revolutions, the revolution in Czechoslovakia was inspirational and humane. It centred on a fight for democracy, tradition and culture.
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.
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.
Positioned outside the modernist project, postcolonial critiques can highlight the limitations placed upon traditional theories of International Relations by their adherence to modernism.