Tears and Laughter: Affective Failure and Mis/recognition in Feminist IR Research

Tears and Laughter: Affective Failure and Mis/recognition in Feminist IR Research

No one knows how or to what extent affect and failure will enter your research. So it may be reassuring to know that affect failure is not a failure of research practice.

Interview – Cécile Mouly

Interview – Cécile Mouly

Cécile Mouly discusses the nature of civil resistance, mobilisation, nonviolence and peacebuilding in Latin America, ex-combatants in Colombia and mediation in Venezuela.

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi’s book is a thought-provoking account of America’s racial history and its impact on people of colour, providing a theorization of global anti-blackness.

Eating Last and the Least:  Analysing Gender in Global Hunger

Eating Last and the Least: Analysing Gender in Global Hunger

The level of coordination between international and national actors is a critical determinant of global hunger rates for women.

Recent Posts

How Does the EU Exercise Its Power Through Trade?

How Does the EU Exercise Its Power Through Trade?

The European Union derives significant power from its trade relations, but this power is largely exerted through indirect methods.

State of Exception or? When Theory Meets Its Walls: A Rejoinder

State of Exception or? When Theory Meets Its Walls: A Rejoinder

It seems exaggerated, if not theoretically blind, to claim that emergency measures adopted in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak are ‘irrational and entirely unfounded’.

Opinion – Coronavirus and the Need for Global Governance

Opinion – Coronavirus and the Need for Global Governance

Dealing effectively with global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis requires global political institutions, and the moment is now.

What Might Have Been Lost: Fieldwork and the Challenges of Translation

What Might Have Been Lost: Fieldwork and the Challenges of Translation

The only stories that are possible to be told are the translations of ours or our interlocutors’ experiences located in particular places and in particular times.

Building on Ruins or Patching up the Possible? Reinscribing Fieldwork Failure in IR as a Productive Rupture

Building on Ruins or Patching up the Possible? Reinscribing Fieldwork Failure in IR as a Productive Rupture

Failure is produced structurally but experienced personally, and is always hard to take. All academics, by virtue of being academics, are haunted by it.

Globalized Authoritarianism: The Expansion of the Chinese Surveillance Apparatus

Globalized Authoritarianism: The Expansion of the Chinese Surveillance Apparatus

The expansion hypothesis is verified by the expansion of the Chinese surveillance technology. This threatens liberal democracy through the accumulation of illiberal acts.

Opinion – Nationalism and Trump’s Response to Covid-19

Opinion – Nationalism and Trump’s Response to Covid-19

As covid-19 continues to spread in the US, the Trump administrations handling of it as a public health and economic issue will be at the forefront the election.

Securitizing ‘Bare Life’? Human Security and Coronavirus

Securitizing ‘Bare Life’? Human Security and Coronavirus

Those who stay home may represent a new global ethic borne out of solidarity based on a mutual vulnerability in the face of existential threat: human security without a sovereign.

Opinion – Coronavirus: A Global Crisis Waiting for a Global Response

Opinion – Coronavirus: A Global Crisis Waiting for a Global Response

There are no signs that the UN Security Council is meeting any time soon on the covid-19 crisis, despite the global impact of the corona pandemic for peace and security.

Researching the Uncertain: Memory and Disappearance in Mexico

Researching the Uncertain: Memory and Disappearance in Mexico

My project was framed by failure: it was impossible to conceptually and literally to understand the central issue of my project. Yet I tried to work within uncertainty.

Sensible Politics: Expanding from Visual IR to Multisensory Politics

Sensible Politics: Expanding from Visual IR to Multisensory Politics

Sensible Politics aims to decenter our understanding of international politics by expanding to include the visual and the multisensory, and expanding from Eurocentric investigations of visual IR.

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