Post Tagged with: "International Relations"

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Barbarism and What is to be Done: Reforming Discourse in the Classroom

The potential barbarism of discourse in future classrooms is discussed along with ways to promote civilisation amongst divergent students.

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What’s Wrong with this Picture? Connecting Pedagogies to Students’ Lives

Hegemonic pedagogic practices in IR and Politics teaching are at odds with the capacity of our brains to interpret and make sense of the world visually.

Portugal and the EEC Accession: Informal Practices and Arrangements

Portugal and the EEC Accession: Informal Practices and Arrangements

An assessment of the role of informal actors/procedures/rules in international relations, with a particular focus on the accession to the European institutions.

Crossings and Candles

Crossings and Candles

There is a paradox which stalks the discipline of IR: as it speaks of peace, the principle of sovereignty, which is at the centre of its world view, looks out upon messy – and often very violent – social relationships.

The Postcolonial Perspective: Why We Need to Decolonize Norms

The Postcolonial Perspective: Why We Need to Decolonize Norms

Normation, normalization and nomos shift the focus from treating a norm as given to considering its initial constitution, to account for the form that a norm takes.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1918.

From Mythification to Eurocentrism: The Academic Colour Line

Due to its inherent eurocentrism IR reproduces a limited Western perception of the world unfit to explain non-Western realities.

Review – Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion

Review – Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion

This book vividly shows how ‘things’ become agents within a New Materialism frame, making it a fine contribution of to the development of International Relations theory.

Happy New Year (and an update) from E-International Relations

Happy New Year (and an update) from E-International Relations

2016 has been a year filled with political shocks and high-profile celebrity deaths. In the midst of that the team at E-International Relations has been working on some great things.

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The Annual E-IR Article Award

E-IR invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations.

Student Feature – Advice on Using Sources

Student Feature – Advice on Using Sources

Referencing sources is a core skill in academia. It is an important element of scholarly writing, and one that you should master for your own studies.

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Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations

A ‘Day 0’ introduction to International Relations for beginners, placing the reader inside crucial issues and debates so they can understand how things work and where they fit in the world.

Escape From A Liberal-Colonial IR: Hints of a 21st Century Peace

Escape From A Liberal-Colonial IR: Hints of a 21st Century Peace

Orthodox IR colludes with liberal-colonial peace. We need to rethink peace. What is missing is not sterile critical thinking but a focus on people’s mobility and agency.

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