Hegemony and Diversity in the ‘Liberal International Order’: Theory and Reality

Hegemony and Diversity in the ‘Liberal International Order’: Theory and Reality

Global power shifts, anti-globalization sentiments and the rise of populist leaders highlight a crisis in the ‘hegemony-diversity gap’ at the heart of the liberal order.

Associate Professor, Politics
Chair, Latin American Studies
Committee Chair, International Studies Concentration

Interview – Kristina Mani

Kristina Mani discusses Latin American politics, regional issues and the role of militaries, as well as the benefits of using of films and documentaries in her work.

Review – Philosophize This!

Review – Philosophize This!

The Philosophize This! podcast proves useful for the study of IR and succeeds in explaining complex philosophical thoughts and questions in accessible language.

Dealing with Myanmar’s Past — a Call for a Truth Commission

Dealing with Myanmar’s Past — a Call for a Truth Commission

The creation of a truth commission in Myanmar will address the country’s past and help overcome the current democratic deadlock without sacrificing past progress.

Recent Posts

Opinion – Scottish Foreign Policy in the Brexit Era

Opinion – Scottish Foreign Policy in the Brexit Era

Scotland will become diverge from the UK on European and international affairs post Brexit and it will have to navigate a variable and unstable world in advocating its interests and values.

Opinion – The Iranian Regime’s Future Post Soleimani

Opinion – The Iranian Regime’s Future Post Soleimani

It is the perfect time for a transition of power in Iran but this time the United States should work on it in a peaceful manner, unlike in Iraq and Afghanistan.

#ElParoNoPara: Peace, Protests, and Performances of Solidarity in Colombia

#ElParoNoPara: Peace, Protests, and Performances of Solidarity in Colombia

Colombia’s historic, ongoing protests along with systematic structural violence and positive peace continues to impact the 2016 peace accords and transitional justice.

The Flaring Sino-Indian Security Dilemma: Is Conventional Deterrence Eroding?

The Flaring Sino-Indian Security Dilemma: Is Conventional Deterrence Eroding?

Recent changes in the offense-defense balance over the Himalayas are blurring deterrence dynamics between China and India.

Diffusion Across International Organizations

Diffusion Across International Organizations

Growing organizational density in global governance and rising challenges from stakeholders push IOs to adopt similar institutional designs, policies, and norms.

Climate Change and the Sinking Island States in the Pacific

Climate Change and the Sinking Island States in the Pacific

Small island nations are exposed to multi-dimensional climate crises such as ocean level rise, flooding, coastal erosion, inundation of agricultural lands, drying up of drinking water and sea acidification, which endangers fish life and stock.

Can Zimbabwe Move Beyond the Sanctions Rhetoric?

Can Zimbabwe Move Beyond the Sanctions Rhetoric?

As long as the playing field is not level, inequality between the political elite and the ordinary citizen will ensure that Zimbabwe remains politically unstable and a humanitarian concern.

Student Feature – UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

Student Feature – UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, an instrument of UNESCO, highlights the complexities and politics of cultural protections.

Interview – Alice Hill

Interview – Alice Hill

Alice Hill discusses her work on resilience and climate change, how to encourage policy-makers to incorporate resilience and what more could be done by elected officials.

Reinforcing Environmental Degradation With Market-Based Sustainability Schemes

Reinforcing Environmental Degradation With Market-Based Sustainability Schemes

In order to change the capitalist culture that causes mass consumerism, we need environmental initiatives that do not reinforce the problematic consumer culture.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo meeting with her counterpart Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Chen Xiaodong, in Pretoria. 22/08/2017

To What Extent Has China’s Security Policy Evolved in Sub-saharan Africa?

China’s security policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa has grown more interventionist as its economic ties deepen and its desire to protect Chinese citizens abroad increases.

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