Post Tagged with: "Sovereignty"

From Sovereignty to War: Foucault’s Analytic of Power

From Sovereignty to War: Foucault’s Analytic of Power

Foucault’s work draws our attention to the fact that in an age characterized by mechanisms of exclusion of those who threaten the human race that war, not sovereignty, is political strategy.

Climate Change and the Re-imagination of State Sovereignty

Climate Change and the Re-imagination of State Sovereignty

The state is an arbitrary reference point in a dynamic Earth system. The Earth can no longer be ignored as a given in at the ontological level of international relations.

The Virtues of Anarchism

The Virtues of Anarchism

IR needs to pay attention to philosophical anarchism; IR has been paying attention to anarchy, but has failed to incorporate anarchism into its conceptual repertoire.

Islamic State and the Hypocrisy of Sovereignty

Islamic State and the Hypocrisy of Sovereignty

The extent to which IS challenges sovereignty depends on its future actions. Its conception of sovereignty cannot survive in the current world order of nation-states.

Reclaiming Sovereignty: Constituted and Constituent Power in Political Theory

Reclaiming Sovereignty: Constituted and Constituent Power in Political Theory

Any serious attempt to reclaim the practice of sovereignty from the state must pay attention to the transformative potential of constituent power.

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.

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Students from UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, and Sciences Po simulated whether sovereignty should be conditional in the face of severe human rights violations.

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Le Mière sheds light on an area of diplomacy that has largely been overlooked despite its growing importance in the maritime century.

Entropy Versus Thought Traditions: IR Theory Isn’t Dead Yet

Entropy Versus Thought Traditions: IR Theory Isn’t Dead Yet

Despite evidence to the contrary, IR Theory is enjoying a renaissance in novel and dynamic ideas that will keep theorists entertained and debating for years to come.

Foucault and International Relations

Foucault and International Relations

Though Michel Foucault remains a somewhat marginalized figure within international relations, the critical ethos he left behind has greatly inspired IR scholars.

Rumsfeldian Logic and the Debate on Scottish Independence

Rumsfeldian Logic and the Debate on Scottish Independence

Whether Scotland votes yes or no in 2014, future years seem to only offer the certainty of doubt. However, we know to a certain degree where such ambiguities & uncertainties are likely to emerge.

Interview – Anthony D. Smith

Interview – Anthony D. Smith

Professor Anthony D. Smith answers your questions about the origin of nations, changing conceptions of nationhood in the EU, and the links between nationalism and genocide.

Review – Changing Norms Through Actions

Review – Changing Norms Through Actions

Ramos’ research is empirically rich and theoretically innovative, using social psychology to argue that the more costly an intervention is, the more contingent sovereignty becomes.

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