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 – 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.

Student Feature – Advice on Writing an Essay

Student Feature – Advice on Writing an Essay

This guide is aimed at a beginner, typically a student embarking on their first year of university study. It may also be useful as a recap for more experienced students.

Student Feature – The Challenges of Democracy and Democratization in Europe

Student Feature – The Challenges of Democracy and Democratization in Europe

Dr Sergiu Gherghina tasked his students to write blogs instead of essays in the hope that the task would embed new skills and perspectives.

Student Book Feature – IR Theory: A Critical Introduction

Student Book Feature – IR Theory: A Critical Introduction

By focusing on IR myths, & by using films to help understand theories, Weber’s textbook remains a major introduction to the perspectives associated with the study of IR.

Student Book Features: Anarchist Political Theory

Student Book Features: Anarchist Political Theory

The arguments against politics and for anarchy presented in these two recently re-issued books are problematic. Nonetheless they cannot be dismissed out of hand.

Student Book Features: Critical Approaches to Security

Student Book Features: Critical Approaches to Security

These two edited collections provide detailed accounts of critical methodologies and methods, and are a welcome addition to a sub field that is seemingly no longer at the margins.

Student Book Features: EU Studies

Student Book Features: EU Studies

EU studies is a field with an immense range of student-facing textbooks available, and also an ever growing number of texts dedicated to sub-areas such as EU security.

Advice on Self-Funding a PhD

Advice on Self-Funding a PhD

Self-funding a PhD is something that can be wrongly associated with being of ‘lesser’ academic quality. There are actually many advantages to self funding.

Student Book Features: Comparative Politics

Student Book Features: Comparative Politics

Students embarking on a degree in IR will usually need to become familiar with the broader aspects of political science as an academic discipline. These books will help.

Student Book Features: American Politics

Student Book Features: American Politics

The organisation of the various organs of government in the US can seem impenetrable. The books featured here provide an accessible route into US politics and foreign policy.

Student Book Features: Four Ways into Political Philosophy

Student Book Features: Four Ways into Political Philosophy

Buying a good textbook to help navigate any subject is essential. Each of the texts discussed here brings students to the discipline via a different route.

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