Post Tagged with: "IR theory"

Gendering Computers in Science Fiction: What Gives?

Gendering Computers in Science Fiction: What Gives?

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to know why female computer voices always announce self-destruct sequences. The answer might be found in IR’s approach to feminism.

Star Trek and International Relations

Star Trek and International Relations

Star Trek’s heydays were when it reflected interstellar conflict between empires/nation states. The re-imagined movies have allowed us to retrace such conflicts and relive some of the best moments of the show.

IR Theory’s 21st Century Experiential Evolution

IR Theory’s 21st Century Experiential Evolution

The shared experiences of the 21st century are leading to a shift in IR theory. These new directions are leading to a multi-disciplinary approach that moves away from focusing on the state.

Theory vs Practice: Myth or Reality?

Theory vs Practice: Myth or Reality?

We should dispel the myths that scholars and practitioners are two belligerents who come from two different worlds. There have more fruitful interactions and synergies than we think.

Is Poststructuralism a Useful IR Theory? What About Its Relationship to Historical Materialism?

Is Poststructuralism a Useful IR Theory? What About Its Relationship to Historical Materialism?

The quality of our critique of world politics and our ability to change it is at stake. It seems a good idea to give conversation a try.

Historical Sociology and International Relations: The Question of Genocide

Historical Sociology and International Relations: The Question of Genocide

A historically framed IR, informed by a historical-sociological perspective, not only enriches IR theory but also helps to understand questions of transformation and phenomenon such as genocide.

IR Theory and the DPRK

IR Theory and the DPRK

Looking at interpretations of current events through an IR theory lens, it is astonishing at how often claims have been made that war is likely, and that we have no way of understanding what North Korea might do.

The Game of Thrones and Popular Understandings of International Relations

The Game of Thrones and Popular Understandings of International Relations

The joy of Game of Thrones is that George R.R. Martin’s world is complex enough that people can read into it what they want. There are plenty of opportunities to apply IR theory to it.

The State of International History

The State of International History

How can the intellective problem, and the fracturing of the diplomatic history field, be dealt with? We want to live in a scholarly community, where a body of thought which we can all contribute to develops.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

While Samuel Huntington’s thesis continues to be influential, the fragilities of the civilization construct within it are exposed when measured against the realities of the last twenty years in Asia.

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