Post Tagged with: "International Relations Theory"

Self-Determination as Anti-Extractivism: How Indigenous Resistance Challenges IR

Self-Determination as Anti-Extractivism: How Indigenous Resistance Challenges IR

Indigeneity is a valuable approach to understanding world politics as much as it is a critical concept to move beyond state-centrism in International Relations.

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Interview – Nicholas Onuf

Professor Onuf discusses the professionalization of scholarship, the influence of his book ‘World of Our Making,’ and the top ten tips for flourishing in academia.

Religion and International Relations: Critical Ways Forward?

Religion and International Relations: Critical Ways Forward?

Scholars of religion in International Relations, casting for new ways forward, would be well-served to explore critical avenues, both traditional and contemporary.

What the Peculiar Case of the Kurdistan Region Can Teach Us about Sovereignty

What the Peculiar Case of the Kurdistan Region Can Teach Us about Sovereignty

Examining how the process of ‘becoming a state’ works allows analysts to better capture the complex dynamics in Iraq and the nature of sovereignty as a discourse.

International Relations as Historical Political Theory

International Relations as Historical Political Theory

Linking History to Political Theory, with an international bridge, gathers deep and important questions, which form an intellectual and academic pursuit greater than the sum of its parts.

Regional International Societies, the Polysemy of Institutions and  Global International Society

Regional International Societies, the Polysemy of Institutions and Global International Society

The regional agenda of the English School has so far neglected the polysemy of institutions within international society, which in turn relies on a distinction between norms and rules.

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

A recent article on e-IR examined some of the metatheoretical implications of Waltz’s 1979 Theory of International Politics. Though an excellent analysis, there are some points to add.

Relationalism: Reflecting on One “How” of Navigating Substance and Process in IR

Relationalism: Reflecting on One “How” of Navigating Substance and Process in IR

Relationalism is both a general multidisciplinary perspective and an emerging signpost for something new; a way to grapple with tensions along the processual-substantive spectrum of social relations.

Reflecting on Kenneth Waltz

Reflecting on Kenneth Waltz

As professors, students and lovers of international relations, we walk in the shadows of giants. Our field lost one of its giants yesterday with the passing of the undisputedly influential Kenneth Waltz.

Game of Thrones and State Behavior

Game of Thrones and State Behavior

The Game of Thrones TV show and novels have become appealing to scholars as they touch on theoretical concepts and issues central to IR, and feature parallels to real-world events.

Situating Religion in International Relations Theory

Situating Religion in International Relations Theory

IR theorists face the challenge of situating religion in their explanations of global events, but, as Sandal argues, this does not necessarily require the abandoning of existing theories.

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