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Religion in IR: That Cousin We Never Knew

Religion in IR: That Cousin We Never Knew

Welcome to The Religion Gap, an international relations blog exploring the impact of religious actors and interests on the dynamics of world politics.

To Be, or Not to Be [Reincarnated] – That Is The [Political] Question

To Be, or Not to Be [Reincarnated] – That Is The [Political] Question

Most often, what we think we know about the predictabilities of religious behavior is confounded by political events and the role that religious actors play within them.

Embracing Kindness: Transforming Difficult Emotions in IR Classroom

Embracing Kindness: Transforming Difficult Emotions in IR Classroom

By practicing compassion and kindness to ourselves, we can meet the suffering of others. This can enable us to connect to the meaning of studying and researching IR.

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

As the study of popular culture gains momentum, it is important that the sub-field not reproduce the broader analytic and political shortcomings of the discipline of IR.

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.

Professor on the Run

Professor on the Run

Some of the most important work that a professor can do to assure high quality of their work is to head outside and put one foot in front of the other on the road.

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

When considering the depiction of conflict and warfare in videogames, it is important to acknowledge not only what they are depicting but what they are ignoring.

Leadership, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Relations

Leadership, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Relations

The tradition of taking leaders, their strategies, and their entrepreneurial activities seriously will continue, regardless of how the discipline of IR regards the topic.

What Counts for Important?

What Counts for Important?

Part of the job of an IR professor is to challenge the student to see that what happens in a distant land can have real implications for local politics too.

What Makes a Good IR Course?

What Makes a Good IR Course?

A focus on improving course quality is laudable but we first need to determine what makes a good course and ask the right questions to be able to measure and assess it.

What We Don’t Teach Students in IR – But Should

What We Don’t Teach Students in IR – But Should

The thing that separates the best students from struggling ones is not the commitment to studies nor the ability to understand concepts, but the level of academic skills.

Review – Is International Affairs Too ‘Hard’ For Women?

Review – Is International Affairs Too ‘Hard’ For Women?

Tyler et al raise important issues, but Institutional strategies to address why so few women still make it to the top of international affairs in Australia are needed.

How Should We Study the History of International Thought?

How Should We Study the History of International Thought?

An historical analysis of the rise and fall of ideas in IR shows a messy, idiosyncratic, and capricious process of multiple causes, ironies, and dilemmas.

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