Author profile: Christian Pfenninger

Christian Pfenninger joined the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Westminster as a doctoral researcher and a visiting lecturer in 2012. His current research deals with the conception of ‘anarchy’ within the IR discourse and the potential cross-pollination between classical anarchist thinkers and contemporary IR theory.’

The Virtues of Anarchism

Christian Pfenninger • Oct 26 2015 • Articles

IR needs to pay attention to philosophical anarchism; IR has been paying attention to anarchy, but has failed to incorporate anarchism into its conceptual repertoire.

Reclaiming Sovereignty: Constituted and Constituent Power in Political Theory

Christian Pfenninger • Jan 12 2015 • Articles

Any serious attempt to reclaim the practice of sovereignty from the state must pay attention to the transformative potential of constituent power.

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