Post Tagged with: "IR theory"

An IR for the Global South or a Global IR?

An IR for the Global South or a Global IR?

IR textbooks are stubbornly Westphalic, and with limited exceptions merely pay lip-service to non-Western histories, voices and perspectives.

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

“Special Issue of The End of International Relations Theory?” in the EJIR underpins the core idea that a redefinition of IR’s conceptual tools and frameworks is needed.

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

While assessing how realism addresses religious issues in world politics, this collection also explores the role of religion in the intellectual development of IR theory.

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The State of the Art of the English School

The English School has resisted well to criticism and calls for closure over the years, refining some of its under-specified aspects without losing its central identity

Little Do They Know. How (Not) to Theorise Religion and International Relations

Little Do They Know. How (Not) to Theorise Religion and International Relations

Less theology and more religious sociology along with the study of political theory would contribute a more nuanced understanding of ‘Nations under God’.

The Religious Resurgence: Problems and Opportunities for International Relations Theory

The Religious Resurgence: Problems and Opportunities for International Relations Theory

Religion used as a scholarly term should be carefully distinguished from the notion of religion used in everyday speech. When theorists stalk religion, they should do so critically.

Nietszche, Morgenthau, and the Roots of Realism

Nietszche, Morgenthau, and the Roots of Realism

Despite the richness and complexity of the realist paradigm as espoused by Morgenthau, it remains committed to existing identities and forms of reality.

Beyond Babylon? Teaching International Politics in the 21st Century

Beyond Babylon? Teaching International Politics in the 21st Century

IR students are rarely taught to apply reflexive perspectives to world politics – nor are they sensitized to non-American, non-Western, and female scholars’ perspectives.

Review – Christian Approaches to International Affairs

Review – Christian Approaches to International Affairs

Despite its faults, Troy’s book is still an important intervention into debates focusing on how religion should be integrated into IR.

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and IR Theory

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and IR Theory

Hollywood has a long history of trading in subtle political messaging and reinforcing the notion of US military might as a force for good, even when things get ugly.

Review – Challenging Boundaries: Great Flows and Territorial Identities

Review – Challenging Boundaries: Great Flows and Territorial Identities

Shapiro & Alker’s edited book throws light on the nature of theoretical discourses and the missing links between classical, critical and postmodernist theoretical views.

IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

There are political stakes in our theoretical choices. Critical theory seeks to enable the transformation of things, problem-solving theory – to keep things working.

Review – The Politics of Exile

Review – The Politics of Exile

Dauphinée masterfully eschews the conventional ways of presenting research and through storytelling provides insights into the Bosnian war and its dire aftermath.

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