Essays

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Res Publica Christiana Revisited: International Organization in the Middle Ages

Res Publica Christiana Revisited: International Organization in the Middle Ages

A re-examination of Bull’s international society shows how the Middle Ages, while lacking modern states, maintained international organisation with the Catholic Church.

Terrorism and the End of Western Hegemony: A Gramscian Perspective

Terrorism and the End of Western Hegemony: A Gramscian Perspective

Terrorists’ organizations are counter-hegemonic strategy that pose a threat to US hegemony, and these non-state structures operate along the Gramscian model.

A Critical Analysis of The Exclusion of the State in Terrorism Studies

A Critical Analysis of The Exclusion of the State in Terrorism Studies

The exclusion of the State from Terrorism Studies not only hinders a comprehensive understanding of the terrorist phenomenon, but also conceals state violence.

Analysis of the Reluctance of Male Congolese Victims of WSV to Seek Help

Analysis of the Reluctance of Male Congolese Victims of WSV to Seek Help

The underrepresentation of male-directed wartime sexual violence and fixed notions of gender and heteronormativity contribute to the reluctance of victims to seek help.

Security Implications of the Export of Chinese Surveillance Systems

Security Implications of the Export of Chinese Surveillance Systems

China legitimizes its position in the world by promoting its surveillance state model as a stable alternative to democracies and other autocracies.

Assessing Global Response to Rising Sea Levels: Who Needs to Be Involved?

Assessing Global Response to Rising Sea Levels: Who Needs to Be Involved?

Addressing rising sea levels that affect islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans will allow for stronger climate change solutions globally.

Justified Alarmism? Assessing the Claim of a Contemporary ‘Authoritarian Wave’ 

Justified Alarmism? Assessing the Claim of a Contemporary ‘Authoritarian Wave’ 

Contrary to alarmist claims of a crisis of democracy, the ‘authoritarian wave’ is more likely to affect hybrid regimes over consolidated democracies.

Shaping the Transnational Capitalist Class: TNCs and the Global Economy

Shaping the Transnational Capitalist Class: TNCs and the Global Economy

The trans-nationalisation of production has benefited and structurally shaped society through the creation of a Transnational Corporate Class in host countries.

Mitigating the Human Cost of Modern Conflict: Jus in Bello and Cyberattacks

Mitigating the Human Cost of Modern Conflict: Jus in Bello and Cyberattacks

Global governance mechanisms are inadequate to address cyberattacks outside armed conflict as these threats tend to exist in a ‘grey zone’ between peacetime and conflict.

Locating ‘the Everyday’ in ‘the International’: An Exploration

Locating ‘the Everyday’ in ‘the International’: An Exploration

IR is dominated by a state-centric approach to geography; this can be rectified by rethinking spatial frameworks as relational to their historical social processes.

Laboring for Nuclear Disarmament? The Diplomacy of the Hawke-Keating Governments

Laboring for Nuclear Disarmament? The Diplomacy of the Hawke-Keating Governments

The Hawke and Keating administrations used “enlightened realpolitik” to promote nuclear disarmament while still keeping Australia under the American nuclear umbrella.

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