The Future of IR Lies in Creativity Rather than ‘New Thinking’

Adeelah Kodabux • Nov 11 2019 • Articles
The future of IR risks stagnating if ‘new thinking’ is merely concerned with identification of standard terms and inversely, IR must call for further creativity.

How, if at all, Does Hierarchy Exist Both in the Theory and Practice of IR?

John Ikonomidis • Jun 11 2019 • Essays
IR theoretical perspectives are governed by Western principles, thus constructing a hierarchy that places the West as the core analytical entity within the discourse.

Review – Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis

William K. Carroll • Nov 22 2018 • Features
A major contribution to social science that synthesises insights from several separate yet complementary perspectives within the wide compass of historical materialism.

Critical International Theory: A Comparative Advantage Framework

Deepshikha Shahi • Apr 7 2017 • Articles
Critical International Theory is a more commendable theoretical framework than Huntington's clash of civilizations thesis when examining post 9/11 Afghanistan.

Review – Antonio Gramsci

John Holst • Mar 14 2017 • Features
McNally's edited book acquaints novices with the substance of Gramsci's thought, but fails on its own terms by ignoring the supposed universality of Gramscianism.

Review – Rethinking Hegemony

Tom Chodor • Sep 14 2015 • Features
Although some of his criticisms are slightly overstated, Worth successfully clarifies the concept of hegemony and applies it to analyses of major contemporary trends.

Review – Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America

Laurence Goodchild • Aug 4 2015 • Features
Rooted in a stimulating neo-Gramscian framework, Chodor's analysis eschews generalizations and puts forward a compelling case for how the pink tide should be understood.

Interview – Ronaldo Munck

E-International Relations • May 25 2015 • Features
Professor Munck discusses labour movement responses to neoliberal restructuring, Gramscian perspectives on Latin America, and the contemporary relevance of Marxism.

The Migration of Democratic Peace Theory

Piki Ish-Shalom • Jul 30 2014 • Articles
In leaving the academy, theories are often instrumentalised to justify political violence. Intellectuals have a responsibility for their theoretical effect on the world.

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