Post Tagged with: "Theory"

Interview – Julian Go

Interview – Julian Go

Prof. Go discusses social theory, the need for a ‘third wave’ of postcolonial thought, the dangers of American exceptionalism and identifies the patterns of empire.

Review – Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future

Review – Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future

Among the many IR books that deal with accommodation of rising powers in a changing international system, T.V. Paul’s volume stands out and is a must-read.

Now Recruiting – International Relations Theory Editors

Now Recruiting – International Relations Theory Editors

We are on the lookout for PhD students & postdoc researchers to join our editorial team and help us build up our coverage of new and exciting developments in IR theory.

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage

Statue od Hugo de Groot before the new Church in delft, Holland

Edited Collection – System, Society and the World: Exploring the English School

This volume, now in its 2nd edition, brings together some of the most important voices on the English School to highlight the multifaceted nature of the School’s applications in IR. Edited by Robert W. Murray.

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.

Interview – Patricia Owens

Interview – Patricia Owens

Dr. Patricia Owens discusses her recent work, Hannah Arendt’s theories and the need to fundamentally rethink the relationship between history and theory within IR.

Review – The History Manifesto

Review – The History Manifesto

Guldi and Armitage’s volume offers a stirring manifesto for the revival of history as the key problem-solving discipline in a digitised and globalised world.

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Prof. Hutchings talks about the usefulness of debates in international theory, violence, and ethics, and the importance of challenging gender discrimination in academia.

Review – Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

Review – Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

Ingalls’ translation of Mao’s poems and thought-provoking thesis have considerable merit, but readers will benefit most by approaching it with a critical eye.

Student Book Feature – IR Theory: A Critical Introduction

Student Book Feature – IR Theory: A Critical Introduction

By focusing on IR myths, & by using films to help understand theories, Weber’s textbook remains a major introduction to the perspectives associated with the study of IR.

So You Want to Be Policy-Relevant?

So You Want to Be Policy-Relevant?

The so-called distance between policy and academia is often overstated. There are plenty of opportunities if you approach the process with clear eyes and dogged determination.

The Practitioner/Theorist Divide, Again

The Practitioner/Theorist Divide, Again

Scholars must navigate a sensitive path between theory and remaining policy relevant, but have they gone too far to the detriment of our understanding of international relations as a whole?

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