A Critical Introduction to the ‘Legalisation of World Politics’

A Critical Introduction to the ‘Legalisation of World Politics’

Contrary to realist expectations, states have frequently engaged in institutionalised co-operation even under conditions of anarchy.

Introducing Guiding Principles for the Development and Use of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

Introducing Guiding Principles for the Development and Use of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

The Guiding Principles are a starting point for discussing how autonomous weapons might be somewhat constrained and what ‘good’ practice might look like.

Solidarity manifest in Urban Ghana

‘We believe in sharing, and we want what our God has put in us to be seen’. The entire group nods in agreement with the words of William Mensah, founder of the Pace Setters youth group. Arriving late he is the last member to take a seat in the dimly lit schoolroom that is the group’s regular Sunday afternoon meeting place. His audience comprises around twenty inhabitants, all in their early twenties, of Sukura, an impoverished suburb of the Ghanaian capital Accra. Set up last year to combat a perceived growth of social problems in the area, the group has already become renowned locally for its zeal and effectiveness.

Peter Berger – Four Benefits of His Work to the Study of Religion in IR

Peter Berger – Four Benefits of His Work to the Study of Religion in IR

Peter Berger’s work on the enduring importance of religion might save the sub-discipline of religion in IR from turning in on itself.

I am dazed and confused: American terrorists, Islam and Peter King

I started writing this blog in an angry retort to the bombastic voice of Peter King but what I have ended up with is more confusion than insight. The Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, Peter King has previously made a number of comments towards Islam and Muslims that have […]

Corbyn vs. Smith: Faith and the Future of the British Labour Party

Labour in opposition must conduct itself in a way that increases its political platform for the next general election. Is there a bigger platform than faith and religion?

Civilisation and Hierarchy Go Hand-in-Hand

Civilisation and Hierarchy Go Hand-in-Hand

The ideal of civilisation has been closely associated with ideas of progress and stadial theories of development – a hierarchic world order with the civilised at the top.

The Karadzic Case: Fair Trial or Show Trial?

The Karadzic Case: Fair Trial or Show Trial?

Radovan Karadzic, the former President of the Bosnian Serb Republic, finds himself on trial at an international tribunal established to prosecute him. His legal defense, Peter Robinson, asks whether it is a fair trial or show trial.

The Corporatization of Sustainability

The Corporatization of Sustainability

The accelerating market competition to go “green” is not about ensuring the sustainability of the global environment. Rather, it is a competition to turn the concept of sustainability into a business tool.

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

Jamaica is one of the most indebted countries in the world and growth has been sluggish for several years. But, there are hopes that IMF-backed reforms will provide relief.

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

Reflecting on masters courses in the 1970s, questions emerge on whether these courses help or hinder England understand its view of itself in the world.

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