Poststructuralism

Review – Violence and Civilization

Bryant William Sculos • Dec 23 2019 • Features
Linklater provides a historical contextualization of our imagination about the differences between various “civilizations” regarding norms and beliefs about war and harm.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Poststructuralism and Media Representations of Terrorists

Aishling Mc Morrow • Sep 9 2019 • Student Features
The official discourse across an event, although powerful, never fully accounts for the reading of the entire situation.

Introducing Poststructuralism in International Relations Theory

Aishling Mc Morrow • Feb 13 2018 • Articles
The impact of poststructuralism within IR comes from its ability to not only identify and uncover power relations that dictate political events but also make space for alternative discourses.

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.

Do Contemporary Practices of Schooling Reinforce Colonial Relations of Power?

Elena Mather • Oct 3 2017 • Essays
Contemporary practices of schooling reflect ethnocentrism as universal truth, reinforcing power relations that resulted from colonial rule by maintaining binaries.

(In)Security: From Thick Signifier to Empty Signifier

Ana Isabel Rodríguez Iglesias • May 14 2017 • Articles
The in(security) of the minors is at stake in a semantic and practical power struggle among different actors such as the US, the UN, NGOs, countries of origin and the minors themselves.

Interview – Wendy Brown

E-International Relations • Apr 25 2017 • Features
Professor Brown discusses neoliberalism's threat to democracy, how capital and religious violence subvert sovereignty, and expounds on the state of critical theory.

Post-Truth, Complicity and International Politics

Philip Conway • Mar 29 2017 • Articles
Apparently, we live in 'post-truth' times. But is this anything new? Is it more than a passing meme? And what might it mean for students and scholars of International Relations?

The Postcolonial Perspective: Why We Need to Decolonize Norms

Charlotte Epstein • Jan 19 2017 • Articles
Normation, normalization and nomos shift the focus from treating a norm as given to considering its initial constitution, to account for the form that a norm takes.

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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