Essays

One of the best ways of developing your essay writing ability is to see how other students respond to similar questions. Reading other students’ essays can provide interesting insights and broaden your understanding of what is possible when answering a question.

Brexit and Beyond: How Security Threats are Constructed

Brexit and Beyond: How Security Threats are Constructed

Through speaking security, relevant actors enhanced the threat posed by migration, minorities, and terrorism.

Confucianism or Legalism? A Grand Debate on Human Nature and Economic Thought

Confucianism or Legalism? A Grand Debate on Human Nature and Economic Thought

International Political Economy’s normative discussion on the state’s role in the economy can be traced back to Confucianist and Legalist debates in Ancient China.

A Spectre of Conflict: Shaping Lebanese Sectarianism and Identity Politics

A Spectre of Conflict: Shaping Lebanese Sectarianism and Identity Politics

Sectarianism has gone beyond religious elements, and is actually fueled by identity politics. A united identity in Lebanon is needed to ensure continuing stability.

‘Governmentality’ and ‘the International’: A Power(ful) Love Story

‘Governmentality’ and ‘the International’: A Power(ful) Love Story

Foucault’s conception of “governmentality” has been diluted by narrow conceptions and a view of the ‘international’ as part of “the political” instead of “the politics.”

A look inside the State Savings Bank. The retro look with green marble and classical teller boxes is quite impressive.
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How Do Everyday Objects and Practices Relate to IPE?

Studying the aspects of everyday life creates a fresh perspective on IPE that breaks from traditional assumptions about social behavior and interactions.

Photo by Sean Riley

The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Environmental Politics: One Model to Rule Them All?

In International Environmental Politics the important decision-theoretic features of the climate problem or overexploitation are not exhausted by the Prisoner’s Dilemma.

A Critical Evaluation of Poststructuralism’s Contribution to Security

A Critical Evaluation of Poststructuralism’s Contribution to Security

Poststructuralism’s contribution to security lies within its scope to critique and question, exploring areas that other schools of thought dare not tread.

The Contemporary Neoliberal State and Economic Violence

The Contemporary Neoliberal State and Economic Violence

Neoliberal states such as the United States and Great Britain seek to promote and enhance structural inequality within their borders by exerting economic violence.

One for All or All for One? Ideology and Cohesion in the IRA and PIRA

One for All or All for One? Ideology and Cohesion in the IRA and PIRA

Is there a relationship between ideology and insurgent cohesion? The cases of the IRA and PIRA, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, provides an interesting insight.

Overcoming Internal Resistance Within the Military Command Structure

Overcoming Internal Resistance Within the Military Command Structure

Successful military commanders recognize the internal resistance human interaction creates and overcome said resistance by identifying personal strengths and weaknesses.

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