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Hans Kelsen and the Case for Democracy

Hans Kelsen and the Case for Democracy

Kelsen’s theory of democracy is intimately tied to his thinking about law, primarily his refusal to surrender to any of the mythologies that denature investigation of legal and political phenomena.

The Power Politics Game

The Power Politics Game

Games allow professors to show students that knowledge does not only have to come from a lecturer, but can also be experienced. Through games, students appreciate the complexities of international politics.

The IR Theory Game

The IR Theory Game

Students usually find theory the part of courses they enjoy least. The challenge, then, is to make theory accessible, to give the students something to do, rather than just something to listen to.

Building Theory Through History

Building Theory Through History

The biggest shortcoming of IR students is their lack of historical background. If this problem was corrected, it would greatly help their efforts at understanding the world around them.

Realist-Liberal Divide? Power & Progress in a World in Transition

Realist-Liberal Divide? Power & Progress in a World in Transition

Scholars and public commentators need to integrate the insights of the realist logic of struggle for domination and security, with the liberal logic of political development and change.

Islamic liberalism: Mission impossible?

Islamic liberalism: Mission impossible?

The post Arab Spring era is one in which many western liberals fear the rise of Islamist parties in post-revolutionary Arab states. If we are lucky, more democracies can soon emerge in the Middle East, and Islamic liberalism, which is actually not that much of an oxymoron, will be reborn.

The ideological basis of a Liberal – Conservative pact

The ideological basis of a Liberal – Conservative pact

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats share a deep-rooted ideological background. This vision is founded on the promotion of civil liberties over government expansion. Both are committed to making individuals responsible for their own lives, be this by a non-judgemental conception of individual morality or a smaller, less intrusive government. There is no reason to doubt the compatibility of the two parties.

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