Post Tagged with: "International Relations Theory"

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

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

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.

The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and Theories of Peace in International Relations

The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and Theories of Peace in International Relations

Scholars should not be penalized for a lack of solutions in achieving peace since they are not expected to solve global crises and their work can aid in creating peace.

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What IR Can Learn From the Intellectual Historian

The intellectual historian makes an important contribution to IR by taking its practitioners beyond the simple approach to the past that the idea of a canon represents.

International Relations Theory and the ‘Islamic State’

International Relations Theory and the ‘Islamic State’

Integrating the root causes of the formation of IS in a systematic framework gives an inclusive and representative image of the formation of this organization.

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Scopic Regimes, Drones, and the Visual Turn in International Relations

The discipline of international relations needs to better engage with different ways of seeing, particularly those arising outside of western traditions.

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How to Globalise IR?

Globalising IR entails avoiding approaching others with assumptions of absence of theory and/or geocultural difference, but recognising multiple authorship of key notions amidst diverse perspectives.

The ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’! A Reflection on IR Theory

The ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’! A Reflection on IR Theory

Nothing is gained by rejecting the isms unless we at first understand the complexity of what it is we are rejecting and then develop the critical reflection we need to move beyond them.

Getting Started with International Relations Theory

Getting Started with International Relations Theory

The sheer volume of different IR theories should be a warning to you that International Relations still is a young discipline that is undergoing significant formative development.

Towards a Global International Relations?

Towards a Global International Relations?

IR theories remain biased in favour of Western states. Consequently, they neglect the experiences and relationships in other parts of the world, or offer a poor fit for understanding and explaining them.

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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.

The United States and the Status Quo:  Is Hegemonic Satisfaction Innate?

The United States and the Status Quo: Is Hegemonic Satisfaction Innate?

This essay seeks to refine Organski’s Power Transition Theory by decoupling the dominant state from the world system it embodies.

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