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 – Spotlight on Kosovo’s “Special Court”

Student Feature – Spotlight on Kosovo’s “Special Court”

Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is a new ‘hybrid’ court, but concerns over witnesses, security, and legitimacy persist.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

Student Feature – Theory in Action: ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

Students of politics can’t dismiss the isms before acquiring an understanding about what they are rejecting.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Classical Realism and Migration

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Classical Realism and Migration

Classical realism accommodates diverse human interests, and the resulting self-reflexivity helps to accept life trajectories influenced by cultural or historical factors.

Student Feature – Advice on Writing for a Think Tank

Student Feature – Advice on Writing for a Think Tank

Think tanks often encourage students to share analyses on contemporary global issues. However, it is important to understand what a think-tank ought to do before deciding which one to publish with.

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Student Feature – Spotlight on ASEAN

ASEAN is a prominent case of successful regionalism, yet debates persist over its ability to integrate members and improve relations between China and the United States.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Asian Perspectives on a ‘Chinese School’

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Asian Perspectives on a ‘Chinese School’

The Chinese School’s concept of relationality provides more valuable insight into the conflict with the Philippines than could be expected from mainstream IR theory.

It was an unforgettable experience travelling with Mikaili and his dogs over the frozen sea ice of East Greenland.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Geography and Inuit Views

Sustaining a narrow focus on nation-state ideas about territory risks pushing out of view marginal but insightful approaches developed, for example, by the Inuit.

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.

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