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Culture, Security, Identity: A Blog from Newcastle University

Culture, Security, Identity: A Blog from Newcastle University

e-IR’s latest blog will feature contributors from Newcastle University’s politics department, who will engage with the themes of culture, security and identity.

The Limits of International Relations Theory: A Postcolonial Critique

The Limits of International Relations Theory: A Postcolonial Critique

IR, as the discipline which makes the international its object of enquiry is, for the most part, an obstacle to a recognition and exploration of this, rather than a guide to it.

The Human Terrain System in Northeast Baghdad: The View From The Team Level

The Human Terrain System in Northeast Baghdad: The View From The Team Level

Rather than debating the ethics of social science in military operations, this article provides an inside account of the Human Terrain concept in a culturally complex area: northeast Baghdad.

Jus En Bello Isn’t Enough: Human Terrain, COIN and a Reasonable Chance for Success

Jus En Bello Isn’t Enough: Human Terrain, COIN and a Reasonable Chance for Success

With words like ‘morality’ and ‘warfare’ peppering the Human Terrain debate, it is surprising that the program hasn’t been widely discussed with reference to the Just War tradition.

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism

Some theories of multiculturalism sell out democratic principles. ‘Culture’ has been turned into a political ideology that overrules democratic principles and human rights.

Military Ethics and Cultural Knowledge

Military Ethics and Cultural Knowledge

Each approach has its own inherent limitations. The human terrain approach was a ‘quick-fix’. But maybe the US Air Force’s model of cross-cultural competence offers more promise.

Culture and Global Environmental Governance: Harnessing the Power of Habits

Culture and Global Environmental Governance: Harnessing the Power of Habits

Cultural dynamics reside at the heart of global environmental governance. The politics of the environment is – alongside questions of distribution/justice and physical sustainability – always a matter of meaning and purpose. And this should not come as a surprise.

The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics

The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics

What do the Miss Universe competition, Sesame Street’s Elmo, and Fox’s television show 24 have in common? Aside from being phenomenally successful American cultural products, they can also offer us insight into the workings of world politics, in this case through their connections to the US military detention facilities at Joint Task Force Guantánamo.

Youth Culture and the EU

Youth Culture and the EU

While Europe’s carbon-footprint aware heads of states, their administrators, advisors, bureaucrats, translators and drivers have been preoccupied with two back to back summits in Lisbon and Brussels, smaller cogs in the EU machine have been whirring away less noisily.

Broadcasting Values: Engaging with Alternative Interpretations of World Politics

Broadcasting Values: Engaging with Alternative Interpretations of World Politics

During World War II, the BBC represented a crucial arm of UK foreign policy, broadcasting allied propaganda across occupied Europe. Sixty years later the organisation has developed an international reputation for impartiality, yet ‘BBC World Service’ still plays an important role in transmitting ‘British’ values across the globe.

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