Post Tagged with: "critical theory"

Playing with Exclusionary Logics: Alternative Spatio-Temporal Understandings

Playing with Exclusionary Logics: Alternative Spatio-Temporal Understandings

An alternative spatio-temporal imagery is an ‘invitation to become lost in the world’. Everyday experiences drive the need to rethink our understanding in and of IR.

Review – Bahrain’s Uprising

Review – Bahrain’s Uprising

This edited collection reconstructs an evocative and comprehensive account of the forgotten flashpoint of the Arab Spring – Kingdom of Bahrain’s Pearl uprising.

Review – Classics of International Relations

Review – Classics of International Relations

Despite the many stellar chapters in Bliddal, Sylvest and Weston’s volume, it is the exclusions that ultimately reflect the lack of diversity of the IR ‘classics’ field.

IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

There are political stakes in our theoretical choices. Critical theory seeks to enable the transformation of things, problem-solving theory – to keep things working.

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.

Interview – Laura Sjoberg

Interview – Laura Sjoberg

Professor Sjoberg discusses gender and war, queer theory, women and gender in the International Relations discipline, her new blog, and offers advice for young scholars.

Review – Deconstructing Zionism

Review – Deconstructing Zionism

Vattimo and Marder’s edited collection subjects Zionism to a sustained critique, although the philosophers’ contributions arguably vary in relevance and quality.

International Regimes and the Just War Tradition

International Regimes and the Just War Tradition

Conceiving of the just war tradition as a security regime may offer insights that scholars could find interesting, particularly from Grotian, social constructivist, and critical theory perspectives.

Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender in IR

Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender in IR

When students are introduced to IR, they need to be introduced to the concept of feminism as more than just an add-on idea to consider after they have tackled and understood the “real” IR theories of realism and liberal internationalism.

The Critique of Marxism and the Criticism of Religion

The Critique of Marxism and the Criticism of Religion

Critical theory needs to reevaluate its relationship to positivistic social sciences. A critical approach to religion will help us better understand not only the roots of religious conflict, but also how it unfolds. It may help us make better sense of the religious right, of fundamentalisms and orthodoxies of all kinds, which stand in the way of progressive social change.

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