Out of Illusion, Weakness: Liberalism and Its Blind Spots

Kevork Oskanian • Dec 11 2018 • Articles
The paradox is that, in order to save liberalism at home, liberal states may have to become more realist in their dealings with the illiberal world beyond.

Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

Scott N. Romaniuk and Francis Grice • Nov 15 2018 • Articles
With the shift from a unipolar world to a multipolar one, understanding the interactions between strong powers and norms, norm violations, and norm shifts is important.

Jan Smuts, Jawaharlal Nehru and the Legacies of Liberalism

Vineet Thakur • May 18 2018 • Articles
Placing Smuts and Nehru within the broader liberal paradigm, we come to a picture that is both global and local, contextual and textual, historical and contemporary.

Introducing Liberalism in International Relations Theory

Jeffrey W. Meiser • Feb 18 2018 • Articles
Liberalism is not a ‘utopian’ theory describing a dream world as it was once accused of being. It provides a consistent rejoinder to realism, firmly rooted in evidence.

Will Liberal Democracy Survive the Century?

David Moscrop • Dec 18 2017 • Articles
We have yet to settle whether the features of liberal democracy are inherent to the system itself, or to particular contexts in which the system is installed.

Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations Theory

E-International Relations • Nov 30 2017 • Features
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 End of the Global Liberal Order?

Mauro F. Guillén • Mar 4 2017 • Articles
The global liberal order still represents the best option for a peaceful and prosperous future, but it will need to be reformed or it will become moribund.

International Relations Theory

Dana Gold and Stephen McGlinchey • Jan 9 2017 • Articles
The approaches in IR theory each possess a legitimate, yet different, view. They offer a means by which to attempt to understand a complex and frequently changing world.

Online Resources – Liberalism

E-International Relations • Jan 5 2017 • Online resources
A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, the International Relations theory of liberalism.

Thinking About Ethics, Thinking Across Fields

Nicholas Onuf • Jun 22 2016 • Articles
A distaste for liberal utilitarianism could serve as common ground for mounting any campaign for a coherent alternative to modern ethical systems.

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