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Australia: Challenges to the Settler State’s Pursuit of Transitional Justice

Australia: Challenges to the Settler State’s Pursuit of Transitional Justice

Australia presents a unique set of challenges in the case of a settler state adopting transitional justice as a means of reconciliation with its Aboriginal population.

Postcolonial Subjects and Their Responses to Metanarratives

Postcolonial Subjects and Their Responses to Metanarratives

Colonialist metanarratives regarding postcolonial subjects are often instrumentalised by them to advance their own agenda.

A Pluriversal Perspective on the Life and Death of the Socialist World

A Pluriversal Perspective on the Life and Death of the Socialist World

The concept of the pluriverse is introduced to reconcile the theorisation of Soviet communism and its downfall with the situated experiences of Soviet citizens.

Interview – Angelika Rettberg

Interview – Angelika Rettberg

Angelika Rettberg talks about her forthcoming book on war economies and post-war crime, the role of resources in the conflict in Colombia and the recent peace agreement.

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.

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Interview – Amandine Hostein

Amandine Hostein discusses her PhD research on social media use by NGOs, the virtual public sphere, methodological challenges, and her experience chairing the BISA PGN.

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.

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Constructivism better captures the agency states have via its understanding of state identity as a variable constructed in societies and through interstate interactions.

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

Cities are behaving as actors in contemporary international politics by mimicking diplomatic practices, organising transnational networks, and engaging with IOs.

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.

Interview – Diako Yazdani

Interview – Diako Yazdani

Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Diako Yazdani discusses his documentary film Kojin (2019) which tackles problems of homophobia in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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