Student Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces specifically for students, including reviews of the latest text books and articles on issues ranging from essay writing to choosing a Masters course.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Securitisation Theory and ISIS

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Securitisation Theory and ISIS

Through securitisation theory threat magnification that results in certain counterterrorism strategies, which often serve political ends, can be exposed.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Queer Theory and Sexual Equality

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Queer Theory and Sexual Equality

Queer Theory allows analysis not just of Gender categories, but also how these function within the politico-economic context.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

US relations with Mexico in the 1910s show how institutional and normative domestic structures restrained the use of violent power.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Theory and Migration

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Theory and Migration

From a critical perspective, there is only a true solution to this ‘crisis’ when political actors embrace cosmopolitan criteria that balance the interests and rights of everyone involved.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Towards a Global IR?

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Towards a Global IR?

By widening the concept of agency, global IR puts center stage the voices of the South, its perspectives on global order and the dynamics of North–South relations.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Marxism, Migrants and Borders

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Marxism, Migrants and Borders

Marxist IR theory challenges the notion of borders by focusing on the injustices capitalism creates.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Feminism and Peacekeeping

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Feminism and Peacekeeping

By challenging gender orthodoxy, Feminist IR Theory helps shining a light on women as victims and perpetrators of war.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: The English School and the EU

Student Feature – Theory in Action: The English School and the EU

The English School’s various conceptions of society provide helpful lenses to make sense of the EU.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Realism and ISIS

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Realism and ISIS

Realism often yields strong results as a tool of analysis, as examing the rise of the Islamic State group in the years after the Iraq invasion demonstrated.

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Student Feature – Just Graduated? Why Not Try a Masters in IR

Student Feature – Just Graduated? Why Not Try a Masters in IR

For a lot of students, it’s that time of the year – graduation! It can be daunting figuring out what to do next. If you do fancy a shot at a graduate program, read on for some handy resources.

Student Feature – Religion and Politics

Student Feature – Religion and Politics

Both history and contemporary events remind us that religion can have a political impact on individuals, nations and international society.

Student Feature – Levels of Analysis

Student Feature – Levels of Analysis

Many actors at different levels influence international relations, which means that addressing today’s challenges requires researchers to analyse these different levels.

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