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: 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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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 – 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.

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