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The 2019 E-IR Article Award

E-IR’s Article Award, sponsored by Macmillan, Hurst, I.B. Tauris, Polity & Routledge invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare papers that will contribute to a better understanding of IR.

Interview – Issac Kfir

Interview – Issac Kfir

Issac Kfir discusses the terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Australia’s counterterrorism policy, Asia-Pacific cooperation, and returning foreign fighters.

Review – The EU-Japan Partnership in Shadow of China

Review – The EU-Japan Partnership in Shadow of China

This edited collection considers the developments in EU-Japan relations within the current shifting and uncertain international context of the rise of China and populism.

Resisting Necropolitics: Reconceptualizing Agency in Mbembé and Agamben

Resisting Necropolitics: Reconceptualizing Agency in Mbembé and Agamben

Mbembé’s “living dead” and Agamben’s “bare life” should be reconceptualized as performative acts in line with Butler’s theory, allowing for agency and acts of resistance.

Recent Posts

Indigenous Sexualities: Resisting Conquest and Translation

Indigenous Sexualities: Resisting Conquest and Translation

To Indigenise sexualities is a theoretical project in the sense of making visible how colonialism and sexuality interact within the perverse logic of modernity.

Understanding Sinn Féin’s Abstention from the UK Parliament

Understanding Sinn Féin’s Abstention from the UK Parliament

Asking Sinn Féin to take or forfeit their seats to stop Brexit does not go to the heart of why they are abstentionists in the first place.

Translating ‘Queer’ Into (Kyrgyzstani) Russian

Translating ‘Queer’ Into (Kyrgyzstani) Russian

The multiple uses of ‘queer’ across languages bear a ‘family resemblance’, but are not in a relationship of one-to-one correspondence of equivalence and identity.

Decolonising Queer Bangladesh: Neoliberalism Against LGBTQ+ Emancipation

Decolonising Queer Bangladesh: Neoliberalism Against LGBTQ+ Emancipation

While international solidarity is important and Western allies can provide much-needed security, it is vital for queer activism itself to be grounded in decolonisation.

Postcolonial Subjects and Their Responses to Metanarratives

Postcolonial Subjects and Their Responses to Metanarratives

Colonialist metanarratives regarding postcolonial subjects are often instrumentalised by them to advance their own agenda.

A Pluriversal Perspective on the Life and Death of the Socialist World

A Pluriversal Perspective on the Life and Death of the Socialist World

The concept of the pluriverse is introduced to reconcile the theorisation of Soviet communism and its downfall with the situated experiences of Soviet citizens.

Interview – Angelika Rettberg

Interview – Angelika Rettberg

Angelika Rettberg talks about her forthcoming book on war economies and post-war crime, the role of resources in the conflict in Colombia and the recent peace agreement.

Donors’ LGBT Support in Tajikistan: Promoting Diversity or Provoking Violence?

Donors’ LGBT Support in Tajikistan: Promoting Diversity or Provoking Violence?

LGBT rights projects funded by donors in Tajikistan have been more so an outcome of Western imagination than of an understanding of local realities.

Student Feature – Spotlight on Kosovo’s “Special Court”

Student Feature – Spotlight on Kosovo’s “Special Court”

Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is a new ‘hybrid’ court, but concerns over witnesses, security, and legitimacy persist.

The ASEAN Way Out? Toward Cooperative Environmental Governance in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Way Out? Toward Cooperative Environmental Governance in Southeast Asia

Notwithstanding its long-standing policy of non-interference, ASEAN is well-suited to respond and cooperate regionally on transboundary environmental issues.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

Student Feature – Theory in Action: ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

Students of politics can’t dismiss the isms before acquiring an understanding about what they are rejecting.

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