Post Tagged with: "epistemology"

Review – Connected Sociologies

Review – Connected Sociologies

As sociology’s imagined European centre comes apart, Bhambra’s book will remain a vital text for those wishing to understand where we have been and where we are going to.

Taking Time Seriously and the Value of Generational Analysis in IR

Taking Time Seriously and the Value of Generational Analysis in IR

If we want to take time seriously in IR we will need to think through the epistemological implications and complications entailed in making such an analytical shift.

Interview – J. Ann Tickner

Interview – J. Ann Tickner

Professor J. Ann Ticker discusses the vibrancy of contemporary feminist IR, the divide between positivism and postpositivism and the need for IR from the margins.

Sociotheology: The Significance of Religious Worldviews

Sociotheology: The Significance of Religious Worldviews

Being empathetic is not the same as morally approving of violence but understanding that there can be a political and religious rationale behind ‘their’ violence.

Anarchism and Non-Representational Theory in the Social Sciences

Anarchism and Non-Representational Theory in the Social Sciences

While the British cybernetics movement remained marginalized, anarchism can be viewed with more relevance in a post-representational social scientific milieu.

Interview – Stephen Hopgood

Interview – Stephen Hopgood

Professor Hopgood discusses the “dissolution of the West”, the dilemmas of human rights activism, and the obstacles to achieving humanitarian aims via the ICC and R2P.

Review – Culture Troubles: Politics and the Interpretation of Meaning

Review – Culture Troubles: Politics and the Interpretation of Meaning

Irrespective of slight flaws, the authors provide a convincing analysis in favour of a cultural approach that provides a voice to those who are all too often overlooked.

Towards Heartfelt Positivity as a New Approach for (Feminist) IR

Towards Heartfelt Positivity as a New Approach for (Feminist) IR

Feminist IR is preoccupied with the study of suffering, exploitation and vulnerabilities. A new approach should draw upon posthumanism to include joy, amusement and heartfelt positivity.

Masculinity in IR: Feminist Interventions

Masculinity in IR: Feminist Interventions

Feminist scholarship has highlighted a problem in studying gender within IR, which rests not in the problem of “missing men” but rather the elision of women and women’s perspectives.

What the Philosophy of Science is Not Good For

What the Philosophy of Science is Not Good For

The field of IR has been concerned about its scientific status for decades. This concern has led to a number of efforts to make the field “truly scientific” by adopting one or another philosophical and methodological stance: behaviorism in the 1950s, neopositivism in the 1970s and 1980s, and critical realism in the 1990s.

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