Student Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces specifically for students, including reviews of the latest text books and articles on issues ranging from essay writing to choosing a Masters course.

Student Feature – Teaching International Political Economy via Everyday Life

Student Feature – Teaching International Political Economy via Everyday Life

Our hope is that I-PEEL will be used to excite students about the prospect of studying IPE, and fit in alongside the use of established resources like textbooks and journal articles.

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The E-IR Student Essay Award award rewards undergraduate and Masters students who share their best essays and dissertations for the benefit of their global peer group.

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

This feature is for the new student interested in becoming familiar with the study of International Relations (IR) and also for students struggling to grasp how IR fits together as a whole.

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a process between actors (diplomats, usually representing a state) who exist within a system (international relations) and engage in private and public dialogue (diplomacy) to pursue their objectives in a peaceful manner.

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

An international governmental organisation (IGO) is an organisation with a membership of only states. It is usually founded upon a treaty, or a multilateral agreement.

Student Feature – Middle Powers in International Relations

Student Feature – Middle Powers in International Relations

Middle power theorising can draw on a long and important intellectual history, emphasising the potential for states desiring middle power recognition to become good global citizens in a globalizing world.

Student Feature – Advice on Citing Smart

Student Feature – Advice on Citing Smart

You cannot merely use diverse citation types to guarantee a grade, you need to see it as tool to help show that you are not merely reproducing knowledge, but transforming it.

Student Feature – Advice on Constructing Topic Sentences

Student Feature – Advice on Constructing Topic Sentences

Writing topic sentences that illuminate your idea is a core skill that helps you prioritize your information and make your prose clearer and more succinct.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Peace Process in Colombia

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Peace Process in Colombia

E-IR’s spotlight series invites academics to reflect on significant events. This feature explores the quest for peace in Columbia between the government and guerrilla groups.

Student Feature – Advice on Reading Smart

Student Feature – Advice on Reading Smart

Reading for scholarly purposes is not the same as reading for pleasure. You need to adopt an appropriate, and healthy, reading strategy.

Student Feature – Advice on Using Sources

Student Feature – Advice on Using Sources

Referencing sources is a core skill in academia. It is an important element of scholarly writing, and one that you should master for your own studies.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Due to decades of diplomacy, non-proliferation is one of the norms underpinning our international system and we have come a long way from the dark days of 1945.

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