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IR’s ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

IR’s ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

Nothing is gained by rejecting the isms unless we at first understand the complexity of what it is we are rejecting and then develop the critical reflection we need to move beyond them.

Getting Started with International Relations Theory

Getting Started with International Relations Theory

The sheer volume of different IR theories should be a warning to you that International Relations still is a young discipline that is undergoing significant formative development.

Towards a Global International Relations?

Towards a Global International Relations?

IR theories remain biased in favour of Western states. Consequently, they neglect the experiences and relationships in other parts of the world, or offer a poor fit for understanding and explaining them.

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Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations Theory

30 expert authors provide a lively, readable and relevant foundational introduction to IR theory that will help students to see not only what theories are, but why they matter.

The United States and the Status Quo:  Is Hegemonic Satisfaction Innate?

The United States and the Status Quo: Is Hegemonic Satisfaction Innate?

This essay seeks to refine Organski’s Power Transition Theory by decoupling the dominant state from the world system it embodies.

Theories of Foreign Policy and International Relations

Theories of Foreign Policy and International Relations

Diplomacy is not new. It has assumed various characteristics in the modern age, but the idea of sending emissaries to another state is old and was common to many cultures.

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Trump’s Dream and Tocqueville’s Nightmare

The current erosion of agency amongst citizens in the U.S. is bringing us closer than ever to Tocqueville’s cautions of the path to despotism

Online Resources – Global Justice

Online Resources – Global Justice

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, global justice and its connections to International Relations Theory.

Online Resources – Securitisation Theory

Online Resources – Securitisation Theory

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, securitisation theory in International Relations.

Online Resources – Queer Theory

Online Resources – Queer Theory

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, queer theory approaches to International Relations.

Online Resources – Feminism

Online Resources – Feminism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, feminist approaches to International Relations.

Online Resources – Postcolonialism

Online Resources – Postcolonialism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, postcolonial approaches to International Relations.

Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Charlotte Epstein discusses the impact Foucault has had on her thinking, explains why discourse matters in the study of IR, and assesses the politics of surveillance.

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