Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces, including reviews of the latest books and interviews with leading figures in the field.

Review – Decolonizing Dialectics

Review – Decolonizing Dialectics

In this ambitious if uneven work, Ciccariello-Maher aims to establish a conception of dialectical thought adequate to the premises of anticolonial critical theory.

Interview – Nina Hall

Interview – Nina Hall

Dr. Nina Hall talks about the links between climate change, refugee flows and violent conflict, the role of NGO’s, and she explains her work on digital activism.

Interview – Peter Matanle

Interview – Peter Matanle

Dr. Matanle explains his concept of the ‘depopulation dividend’, Japanese and Asia-Pacific resource and population strategies, and talks about some of the weaknesses in current IR teaching.

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Interview – Michael Koplow

Dr. Koplow talks about the two-state solution, the impact of Israeli settlements on Palestinian statehood, and US relations with the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

An engaging book that doesn’t retreat into narrow theoretical discussions, and whose engaging narrative is enriched with fieldwork observations and real-life stories.

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Professor Hammer addresses Islamic studies, theology, feminism, gender violence, queer theory and how these areas relate to borders, borderlands and border thinking.

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Dr. Habib talks about the meaning of the Paris Agreement, environmental politics in North Korea, and the problems with sovereignty in a static territorial system.

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Intriguing throughout, this book is an excellent introduction for students interested in how psychoanalytic ideas and emotions are applicable to international politics.

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Professor Walter D. Mignolo discusses the geo- and body-political dimensions of knowledge as the energy fuelling border thinking and decoloniality.

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Edited Collection – Critical Epistemologies of Global Politics

This book offers an enriched vision of borders, both analytically and politically, that not only seeks to understand but also to reshape and expand the meanings and consequences of IR.

Review – Sea of Storms

Review – Sea of Storms

Schwartz’s detailed historical account looks at how past societies responded to hurricanes, and rings the alarm bells with respect to coming environmental disaster.

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