Review – The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Richard Sakwa • Jul 23 2019 • Features

Richard Sakwa argues this is a strange book that attempts to defend the liberal order but demonstrates similar failings to other books within the New Cold War literature.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Luke Cooper • Jul 4 2019 • Features

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

Improving Democracy for the Future: Why Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

Daniel J. Fiorino • Jun 24 2019 • Articles

The path lies not in suspending democracy but improving it: create better democracies with the capacity for collective action and a commitment to ecological values.

Elite Choices, Path Dependency and the Arab Spring

Akis Kalaitzidis • May 20 2019 • Articles

Structural and demographic factors have been favoured as explanations for the Arab Spring, but more careful analysis and research points to the impact of national elites.

Interview – Abbey Steele

E-International Relations • May 16 2019 • Features

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Review – The Left Case Against the EU

Thomas Fazi • May 5 2019 • Features

An important contribution to the left debate over the European Union that mercilessly shatters many of the arguments presented by ‘remain and reform’ advocates.

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Gustav Sundqvist • Apr 7 2019 • Articles

Despite their limited resources, promoters of democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan may still have a democratising impact on some sections of Mainland China’s society.

Rival Securitising Attempts in the Democratisation of Hong Kong

Neville Chi Hang Li • Mar 29 2019 • Articles

The Chinese “one country, two systems” principle is politically threatened by two emerging securitising attempts throughout the democratisation of Hong Kong.

The Venezuelan Crisis: Maduro’s Regime Legitimacy and Potential Outcomes

Under the Maduro political regime, democracy has deteriorated. Negotiations excluding the US seems to be the way to prevent more social chaos and political instability.

Review – Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Richard W. Coughlin • Feb 21 2019 • Features

Susskind’s account is compelling in terms of its capacity to characterise the coming of the digital lifeworld and to suggest how we can reinvent politics within it.

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