Post Tagged with: "IR theory"

An Overview of the English School’s Engagement with Human Rights

An Overview of the English School’s Engagement with Human Rights

The English School in IR theory has an under-theorised understanding of humanity which in turn fails to explain why ‘we’ should act to save ‘them’.

World Society and English School Methods

World Society and English School Methods

Contrary to the billiard-ball metaphor of international politics, states are not just individual elements in a system. They form a ‘world society’.

The State of the Art of the English School

The State of the Art of the English School

The English School has resisted well to criticism and calls for closure over the years, refining some of its under-specified aspects without losing its central identity.

Statue od Hugo de Groot before the new Church in delft, Holland

Edited Collection – System, Society and the World: Exploring the English School

This volume, now in its 2nd edition, brings together some of the most important voices on the English School to highlight the multifaceted nature of the School’s applications in IR. Edited by Robert W. Murray.

A Critical Review of the Concept of Middle Power

A Critical Review of the Concept of Middle Power

Existing trends of middle power study are limited due to a tendency towards liberalist criteria and a lack of considerations of interactions with other entities.

An IR for the Global South or a Global IR?

An IR for the Global South or a Global IR?

IR textbooks are stubbornly Westphalic, and with limited exceptions merely pay lip-service to non-Western histories, voices and perspectives.

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

“Special Issue of The End of International Relations Theory?” in the EJIR underpins the core idea that a redefinition of IR’s conceptual tools and frameworks is needed.

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

While assessing how realism addresses religious issues in world politics, this collection also explores the role of religion in the intellectual development of IR theory.

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The State of the Art of the English School

The English School has resisted well to criticism and calls for closure over the years, refining some of its under-specified aspects without losing its central identity

Little Do They Know. How (Not) to Theorise Religion and International Relations

Little Do They Know. How (Not) to Theorise Religion and International Relations

Less theology and more religious sociology along with the study of political theory would contribute a more nuanced understanding of ‘Nations under God’.

The Religious Resurgence: Problems and Opportunities for International Relations Theory

The Religious Resurgence: Problems and Opportunities for International Relations Theory

Religion used as a scholarly term should be carefully distinguished from the notion of religion used in everyday speech. When theorists stalk religion, they should do so critically.

Nietszche, Morgenthau, and the Roots of Realism

Nietszche, Morgenthau, and the Roots of Realism

Despite the richness and complexity of the realist paradigm as espoused by Morgenthau, it remains committed to existing identities and forms of reality.

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