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Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Charlotte Epstein discusses the impact Foucault has had on her thinking, explains why discourse matters in the study of IR, and assesses the politics of surveillance.

Being a ‘Whole Educator’

Being a ‘Whole Educator’

Instructors of multi-cultural classrooms must branch out and begin to devote some of their time to understanding their students as a whole.

(Im)possible Universalism:  Remarks on the Politics and Ethics of Grammar

(Im)possible Universalism: Remarks on the Politics and Ethics of Grammar

In the image, what can you see? Understanding the ethical claims to universality in IR is, for heuristic purposes only, similar to looking at the image.

IR Theory, Method, and Training: Toward a Polyglot Culture?

IR Theory, Method, and Training: Toward a Polyglot Culture?

Central to learning is the question of whether it is better to know something deeply or to know a little bit about something in order to get by when the occasion arises.

Theory and Other Languages

Theory and Other Languages

While utilizing theory, can potentially be done only on the basis of existing translations, anything more substantive will benefit from attention to the original source.

Review – Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Review – Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Bentley’s analysis offers important insights about how politically loaded seemingly neutral idioms used in the war on terror are manipulated by the powers that be.

Four Steps to Support English Language Learners in an IR Classroom

Four Steps to Support English Language Learners in an IR Classroom

In an IR classroom, is there anything beyond empathy and courtesy from an educator that can help students who are struggling?

The Illusion of Politics

The Illusion of Politics

We have an intuitive understanding about what politics is, but since most domains of life can be described as political, politics is so universal that a definition is difficult to pin down.

Michel Foucault’s Political Philosophy

Michel Foucault’s Political Philosophy

I recently wrote a book about the thought of Michel Foucault. It was published last year under the title The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault. The book begins with a justification of the use of the term ‘political philosophy’ in relation to Foucault. The reason for caution about this term is precisely the reason why I think it is justified to use it in the title of the book.

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