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.

Resisting Necropolitics: Reconceptualizing Agency in Mbembé and Agamben

Resisting Necropolitics: Reconceptualizing Agency in Mbembé and Agamben

Mbembé’s “living dead” and Agamben’s “bare life” should be reconceptualized as performative acts in line with Butler’s theory, allowing for agency and acts of resistance.

Australia: Challenges to the Settler State’s Pursuit of Transitional Justice

Australia: Challenges to the Settler State’s Pursuit of Transitional Justice

Australia presents a unique set of challenges in the case of a settler state adopting transitional justice as a means of reconciliation with its Aboriginal population.

Postcolonial Subjects and Their Responses to Metanarratives

Postcolonial Subjects and Their Responses to Metanarratives

Colonialist metanarratives regarding postcolonial subjects are often instrumentalised by them to advance their own agenda.

A Pluriversal Perspective on the Life and Death of the Socialist World

A Pluriversal Perspective on the Life and Death of the Socialist World

The concept of the pluriverse is introduced to reconcile the theorisation of Soviet communism and its downfall with the situated experiences of Soviet citizens.

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Constructivism better captures the agency states have via its understanding of state identity as a variable constructed in societies and through interstate interactions.

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

Cities are behaving as actors in contemporary international politics by mimicking diplomatic practices, organising transnational networks, and engaging with IOs.

The Colonisation of Thought in Contemporary Climate Change Governance Models

The Colonisation of Thought in Contemporary Climate Change Governance Models

The ontological and epistemological knowledge of indigenous communities should have an active, collaborative, and participatory role in climate change discourse.

Policy Failure and Unipolarity on the Eve of Operation Desert Storm

Policy Failure and Unipolarity on the Eve of Operation Desert Storm

The unprecedented support for Operation Desert Storm was facilitated by a combination of primary and secondary factors.

Examining the Validity of a ‘Global Britain’ and Its Ties with the Commonwealth

Examining the Validity of a ‘Global Britain’ and Its Ties with the Commonwealth

After Brexit, British politicians wanted to pursue a “Global Britain” policy and strengthen trade with the Commonwealth, but this strategy cannot replace EU trade.

Spatialising The Political and “Nomadic Subjectivity”

Spatialising The Political and “Nomadic Subjectivity”

International relationships should be viewed across a spatial plane, rather than a temporal one, to better conceptualise borders and nomadic subjects.

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

The logic of the non-proliferation regime and the choice to proliferate can be explained by the theoretical fusion of biopolitics and necropolitics.

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