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 – 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.

Student Feature – The Evolution of the Nation-State

Student Feature – The Evolution of the Nation-State

This student feature introduces readers to the development of nation-states. Once believed to offer perpetual peace, they soon gave rise to an even harsher form of war.

Student Feature – Foreign Policy

Student Feature – Foreign Policy

A brief and accessible introduction to foreign policy, prerogative and key activity of the state.

Student Feature – Teaching International Political Economy via Everyday Life

Student Feature – Teaching International Political Economy via Everyday Life

Our hope is that I-PEEL will be used to excite students about the prospect of studying IPE, and fit in alongside the use of established resources like textbooks and journal articles.

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The E-IR Student Essay Award award rewards undergraduate and Masters students who share their best essays and dissertations for the benefit of their global peer group.

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

This feature is for the new student interested in becoming familiar with the study of International Relations (IR) and also for students struggling to grasp how IR fits together as a whole.

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a process between actors (diplomats, usually representing a state) who exist within a system (international relations) and engage in private and public dialogue (diplomacy) to pursue their objectives in a peaceful manner.

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

An international governmental organisation (IGO) is an organisation with a membership of only states. It is usually founded upon a treaty, or a multilateral agreement.

Student Feature – Middle Powers in International Relations

Student Feature – Middle Powers in International Relations

Middle power theorising can draw on a long and important intellectual history, emphasising the potential for states desiring middle power recognition to become good global citizens in a globalizing world.

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