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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.

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Interview – Amandine Hostein

Amandine Hostein discusses her PhD research on social media use by NGOs, the virtual public sphere, methodological challenges, and her experience chairing the BISA PGN.

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.

Australia: Challenges to the Settler State’s Pursuit of Transitional Justice

Australia: Challenges to the Settler State’s Pursuit of Transitional Justice

Australia presents a unique set of challenges in the case of a settler state adopting transitional justice as a means of reconciliation with its Aboriginal population.

Recent Posts

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.

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.

Brexit Populism: To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

Brexit Populism: To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

With the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the UK, British democracy has – alongside political developments in the United States – reached a tipping point.

The Namelessness of Lives: What’s Not in a Name?

The Namelessness of Lives: What’s Not in a Name?

While our personal names shape perceptions, the labels used to describe our gendered selves and desires are radically different to different people across time and place.

China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

Any curtailment to China’s ambitions in Franc Zone Africa would only dent people’s prospects of benefiting from its unmatched commitment to the continent.

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Constructivism better captures the agency states have via its understanding of state identity as a variable constructed in societies and through interstate interactions.

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

Cities are behaving as actors in contemporary international politics by mimicking diplomatic practices, organising transnational networks, and engaging with IOs.

Anatomies of Revolution

Anatomies of Revolution

Revolutions have existed throughout human history, their greatest impact has been felt under modernity – the configuration of political, economic and symbolic processes.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Classical Realism and Migration

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Classical Realism and Migration

Classical realism accommodates diverse human interests, and the resulting self-reflexivity helps to accept life trajectories influenced by cultural or historical factors.

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