Post Tagged with: "colonialism"

United by Strength or Oppression? A Critique of the Western Model of Feminism

United by Strength or Oppression? A Critique of the Western Model of Feminism

The white, Western model of feminism complies and converges with the development-industrial complex such that the concerns of women in the Global South are distorted.

Interview – Patrick Salmon

Interview – Patrick Salmon

Patrick Salmon reflects on the value of history to policy-making, answers questions about the roles of state historians, and talks about what IR could learn from history.

The Parthenon Marbles in Russia: Referred Pain from a Colonial Past and Present

The Parthenon Marbles in Russia: Referred Pain from a Colonial Past and Present

Behind the debate over the artwork extracted from the Parthenon are British violence in post WWII Greece, the experience of austerity and matters of national identity.

There Aren’t Any Moderate Muslims in France

There Aren’t Any Moderate Muslims in France

Charlie Hebdo has often played the role of public conscience in France, raising important concerns, lashing out at social injustice, and parodying public idiocy.

Review – Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

Review – Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

McNeill’s account advances an alternative, innovative reading of American history; indispensable material despite his ignorance of literature and capacity of medicine.

Review – Diamonds

Review – Diamonds

Smillie’s study of the modern diamond industry contains valuable insights into Africa’s diamond wars, but has major knowledge gaps that undermine its ultimate utility.

Will the Caribbean’s Reparations Claim Succeed?

Will the Caribbean’s Reparations Claim Succeed?

The Caribbean countries have attempted to link their present-day ills to the role of slavery and colonial rule, and seek reparations as part of a new development agenda.

The Central African Republic – An Artificial State

The Central African Republic – An Artificial State

The CAR is an artificial creation with no great sense of national identity and a history of competition. There will be many challenges to overcome before the CAR sees peace.

British Memory of Colonial Brutality in Kenya and Elsewhere

British Memory of Colonial Brutality in Kenya and Elsewhere

British elite’s are slowly agreeing that Britain’s colonial history needs to be debated as the testimonies and documentary evidence challenge “long-cherished views” of this period of British colonial exploits.

Contesting Sovereignty Over Pacific Islands During WWII

Contesting Sovereignty Over Pacific Islands During WWII

During World War II, the Pacific Islands were an area of great power rivalry between the otherwise allied Britain and the United States The catalyst for this rivalry was the expansion of civil and military aviation.

IR and the Global South: final confessions of a schizophrenic teacher

IR and the Global South: final confessions of a schizophrenic teacher

As I’ve hacked my way through the thicket of the Great Debates these thirty-odd years past, I’ve increasingly wondered what my students must have made of my passion for ideas which appear at odds with the lives they lead – even, indeed, the countries they have come to know.

Africa without Europeans

Africa without Europeans

It is the very nature of ‘otherness’ in the experience of Chinese contact with Africa – the fact that it stands outside the pattern of international relations and historical memory – which forms of one of the key features of this relationship to this day. This notion of ‘difference’ allows us to see in these relations on the periphery, something deeply significant about the broader shape of international relations in the contemporary period

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