Student Features

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

Pichamon Yeophantong • Jul 27 2019 • Student Features

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.

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

Irena Leisbet Ceridwen Connon and Archie W. Simpson • Jul 22 2019 • Student Features

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

Clara Eroukhmanoff • Jul 16 2019 • Student Features

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

Markus Thiel • Jul 13 2019 • Student Features

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

Jeffrey W. Meiser • Jul 10 2019 • Student Features

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

Marcos Farias Ferreira • Jul 4 2019 • Student Features

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?

Amitav Acharya • Jun 28 2019 • Student Features

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

Maïa Pal • Jun 24 2019 • Student Features

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

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Feminism and Peacekeeping

Sarah Smith • Jun 22 2019 • Student Features

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

Yannis Stivachtis • Jun 22 2019 • Student Features

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


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