Introducing Marxism in International Relations Theory

Maïa Pal • Feb 25 2018 • Articles

Karl Marx wrote that philosophy is often too concerned with interpreting the world, when the real point is to change it. Marxism answers that call by challenging dominant ideas such as capitalism and the state.

Review – Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony

Ray Kiely • Jan 29 2018 • Features

Taylor’s convincing new book provides a sceptical account of the rise of emerging powers and demonstrates how they are unlikely to challenge the neoliberal world order.

Review – Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Richard W. Coughlin • Jan 11 2018 • Features

Peter Frase’s book illuminates the potential effects of robotization and climate change on a post-capitalist future and the institutional structures that might emerge.

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Sara Salem • Dec 18 2017 • Features

Peter Hudis’ book is a concise yet rich contribution to the literature on the life and work of Frantz Fanon, which convincingly demonstrates Fanon’s continued relevance.

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.

Review – Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution

Gary Williams • Sep 20 2017 • Features

With chapters drawn from a wide range of authors, this collection succeeds in furthering our understanding of the Grenada Revolution’s complexities and enduring legacy.

Interview – William I. Robinson

E-International Relations • Sep 16 2017 • Features

Professor Robinson answers questions on his theory of global capitalism, the future of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and the role of the BRICS in world order.

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

E-International Relations • Sep 10 2017 • Features

Journalist Bernard D’Mello discusses Fidel Castro’s legacy in the Global South, imperialism, Maoist movements in South Asia and India’s status as an emerging power.

Review – Decolonizing Dialectics

Joseph Leigh • Jul 7 2017 • Features

In this ambitious if uneven work, Ciccariello-Maher aims to establish a conception of dialectical thought adequate to the premises of anticolonial critical theory.

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Jan Tattenberg • May 19 2017 • Features

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

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.

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.

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