Author profile: Aishling Mc Morrow

Aishling Mc Morrow is a Lecturer in International Relations at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser and purported successor Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in an image supplied by the respected Dawn newspaper November 10, 2001. Al Qaedas elusive leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, U.S. President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY). (Foto: HO/Scanpix 2011)

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Poststructuralism and Media Representations of Terrorists

The official discourse across an event, although powerful, never fully accounts for the reading of the entire situation.

Introducing Poststructuralism in International Relations Theory

Introducing Poststructuralism in International Relations Theory

The impact of poststructuralism within IR comes from its ability to not only identify and uncover power relations that dictate political events but also make space for alternative discourses.

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