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E-IR’s articles offer an accessible route into some of the most interesting ideas, debates and policy issues in international politics. All articles are published under the ISSN 2053-8626. Use the search box on the right with appropriate keywords to enable you to find expert content on the exact subject that you seek.

What Does the Pussy Riot Case Tell Us about the Status of Women’s Human Rights In Russia?

What Does the Pussy Riot Case Tell Us about the Status of Women’s Human Rights In Russia?

In a context where feminism is demonised for transgressing a series of socially ingrained values, there is little prospect for the Pussy Riot case to be used to enhance women’s rights in Russia.

Climate Change and Least Developed Countries: A Himalayan Perspective

Climate Change and Least Developed Countries: A Himalayan Perspective

The needs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) haven’t traditionally been addressed in climate negotiations. Successful market instruments have benefited emerging economies rather than LDCs like Nepal.

Relationalism: Reflecting on One “How” of Navigating Substance and Process in IR

Relationalism: Reflecting on One “How” of Navigating Substance and Process in IR

Relationalism is both a general multidisciplinary perspective and an emerging signpost for something new; a way to grapple with tensions along the processual-substantive spectrum of social relations.

IR Theory’s 21st Century Experiential Evolution

IR Theory’s 21st Century Experiential Evolution

The shared experiences of the 21st century are leading to a shift in IR theory. These new directions are leading to a multi-disciplinary approach that moves away from focusing on the state.

I Say Democracy Promotion, You Say Democracy-Development, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off?

I Say Democracy Promotion, You Say Democracy-Development, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off?

The failures to develop stable democracies in Afghanistan and Iraq have shaped the study of U.S. democracy promotion.

Theory vs Practice: Myth or Reality?

Theory vs Practice: Myth or Reality?

We should dispel the myths that scholars and practitioners are two belligerents who come from two different worlds. There have more fruitful interactions and synergies than we think.

Banned

Banned

Teaching politics in China is going to be a different experience. The prospect makes one pause and recall the sorts of freedoms we enjoy in the West and the way professors do sometimes take them for granted.

Understanding the DPRK

Understanding the DPRK

By seeing North Korea as rational, we might be able to look beyond the posturing and threats from all sides, and move toward resolving the Korean War with a peace treaty.

Women and the Arab Spring: A Window of Opportunity or More of the Same?

Women and the Arab Spring: A Window of Opportunity or More of the Same?

Women have made their voice heard in the Arab Spring, however, the ‘gains’ in terms of gender roles can be lost in the post-revolution period when ‘going back to normal’ is the priority.

The Need for an English School Research Program

The Need for an English School Research Program

Until the practitioners of the English School begin to define precisely what an ES research program would look like, the School’s impact on international theory remains outside the mainstream.

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