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Reflections on Critical Theory and Process Sociology

Reflections on Critical Theory and Process Sociology

IR needs to focus more on theoretically-informed empirical research of unplanned social dynamics that distinguish process sociology from other social & political inquiry.

Review – Violence and Civilization

Review – Violence and Civilization

Linklater provides a historical contextualization of our imagination about the differences between various “civilizations” regarding norms and beliefs about war and harm.

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.

Introducing Critical Theory in International Relations

Introducing Critical Theory in International Relations

Critical theory assumes an active role in the betterment of human affairs according to the potential for freedom inherent in modernity and the identification of political alternatives.

10th Anniversary Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

10th Anniversary Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit reflects on what books, or other media, published in the last 10 years has made the most impact on the discipline of International Relations.

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Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations Theory

A lively, readable and relevant foundational introduction to IR theory that will help students to see not only what theories are, but why they matter.

Posthuman International Relations

Posthuman International Relations

A discussion of the posthuman and its relationship to the study of International Relations cannot be narrowly defined, nor can one voice provide conclusive definitions.

Taken at the US/Mexican Border at Border Field State Park in Southern California.

Down on the beach, the fence at the International Border isn't exactly a huge barrier.  Many families meet up here for various reasons.

This type of thing makes the Border Patrol nervous because there's been a history of people passing drugs and money through the fence.

The guy on the right is Richard Wong -- he was chatting with a random person at the fence.  The guy on the left was meeting up with his family.

Border Thinking and the Experiential Epistemologies of International Relations

Borders cannot be understood separate from the bodies they affect and form. The geopolitics of knowledge cannot be separated from the experience of borders.

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Interview – Walter D. Mignolo

Professor Walter D. Mignolo discusses the geo- and body-political dimensions of knowledge as the energy fuelling border thinking and decoloniality.

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Edited Collection – Critical Epistemologies of Global Politics

This book offers an enriched vision of borders, both analytically and politically, that not only seeks to understand but also to reshape and expand the meanings and consequences of IR.

Interview – Wendy Brown

Interview – Wendy Brown

Professor Brown discusses neoliberalism’s threat to democracy, how capital and religious violence subvert sovereignty, and expounds on the state of critical theory.

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