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 – 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.

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.

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