Post Tagged with: "political theory"

Introducing ‘Subaltern States’

Introducing ‘Subaltern States’

This new blog focuses on less powerful or marginalized states, peoples, movements, or ideas within their domestic or regional contexts, or within the international system.

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Richard Ned Lebow discusses his ‘dinner party’ with Mozart, reflects on the key events that shaped his life, and explains what distinguishes his theory of constructivism.

Image by Elvert Barnes

Global Justice: An Exegesis of Contemporary Theories

The lack of consensus on global justice is a microcosm of schisms present in international relations perspectives.

Image by Michael Hardt

Interview – Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

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’.

Review – On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions

Review – On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions

Despite some limitations, Cocks’ volume captivatingly engages with the concept of sovereignty and its practical and historical realities.

Review – Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

Review – Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

Howse uses language that elucidates the importance of ‘the international’ in Strauss’s thinking, but at the same time is accessible for a general, educated audience.

Review – The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

Review – The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

Leavitt’s book makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of Rawls and Sen’s thought in relation to one another, and how both can serve to inform foreign policy.

Review Feature – One Family, One Destiny

Review Feature – One Family, One Destiny

This feature examines two books that explore universalised human nature and political action, and deftly illuminate the epistemological lineages of the modern world.

Karl Mannheim’s Sociology of Political Knowledge

Karl Mannheim’s Sociology of Political Knowledge

What does Mannheim actually mean by saying that certain modes of thought need to be understood in terms of their social origin, and why and how does that really matter for political theory?

Review – Reforming Democracies

Review – Reforming Democracies

Douglas Chalmers’ analysis seeks to look in new places to propose a reform agenda that is focused on an entirely different set of processes than scholars have traditionally covered.

What Will They Do Tomorrow? Post-apocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract

What Will They Do Tomorrow? Post-apocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract

In creating states of nature, the postapocalyptic narrative acknowledges that we decide how to live together and the kinds of rules we might choose.

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