Post Tagged with: "violence"

Lake Chad: A Climate of Fragility

Lake Chad: A Climate of Fragility

Any future interventions in and around Lake Chad will have to be mindful of its particular climate-fragility and these trends that are likely to shape its future.

The Study of Peace and Conflict: in Need of (Intellectual) Insurgency?

The Study of Peace and Conflict: in Need of (Intellectual) Insurgency?

Why do we associate resistance with violence, despite the fact that nonviolent revolt is common and far more effective than violent insurgency?

Understanding the Continuation of Violence in the Texas Church Shooting

Understanding the Continuation of Violence in the Texas Church Shooting

Violence is part of our society. Recognizing gender-based violence as a global problem challenges IR researchers to pay attention to how it operates in the Global North.

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

An engaging book that doesn’t retreat into narrow theoretical discussions, and whose engaging narrative is enriched with fieldwork observations and real-life stories.

Interview – Reece Jones

Interview – Reece Jones

Reece Jones discusses the inherent violence of borders, criticizes media coverage of the migration crisis, and assesses why the EU has the worlds deadliest border.

Review – Economy of Force

Review – Economy of Force

Owens has created the space for a truly critical intervention in our understanding of war, helping us to move from a ‘critical war studies’ to a ‘critique of war’.

(De)Civilizing Processes, Music, and Experiencing Violence

(De)Civilizing Processes, Music, and Experiencing Violence

Music, as a textual artifact, can tell us a lot about the way that politics is experienced. It’s time we recognized such texts as mosaics that challenge narratives.

Seaman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District, Helmand province, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is one of the ground combat elements deployed with Regimental Combat Team 7, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the Afghan national security forces in southern Afghanistan.

The Maywand District Murders: Violence, Vulnerability and Desecrating the Body

The extraordinary level of pain and suffering that was inflicted on the body of Gul Mudin and others speaks to the peculiar relationship between violence and the body.

The Geopolitics of Religious Liberty

The Geopolitics of Religious Liberty

Guided by the secularisation thesis, the field of international relations has been slow to recognise religion’s importance and has tended to ignore it until recently.

Why ‘theocracy’ Is a Failed Concept in IR

Why ‘theocracy’ Is a Failed Concept in IR

It’s time for IR scholars and policy makers to let go of the use of the term ‘theocracy’ to explain the dynamics of religion-led politics worldwide.

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