Post Tagged with: "self-determination"

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

Moving beyond the existing UN paradigm might bring forward better and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s longest-lasting conflicts.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Developments within IR highlight the struggle of Indigenous peoples to maintain their place-based existence so that their lands, cultures, communities and relationships will flourish for generations to come.

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

The United Nations flag waves at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2014. Yokota AB is one of the United Nation Command bases, under the UNC-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Decrees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)

Call for Papers – The UN: Friend or Foe of Self-Determination?

We are opening up an invitation for contributing authors for an exciting new open access book on the UN and Self-Determination.

Indigenous Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Indigenous Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Indigenous efforts challenge state-centric views to include different ways of understanding relations between peoples, the natural world and the planet.

Edited Collection – Restoring Indigenous Self-Determination: Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Edited Collection – Restoring Indigenous Self-Determination: Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Indigenous peoples find themselves locked in power struggles with states and transnational actors who resist their claims, raising important questions in theory and practice.

Self-Determination, Relational Autonomy, and Transnational Mediation

Self-Determination, Relational Autonomy, and Transnational Mediation

The main obstacle to restoring Indigenous self-determination is that governments face only occasional external pressure to uphold the principles of the UN Declaration.

Implementing Indigenous Self-Determination: The Case of the Sámi in Norway

Implementing Indigenous Self-Determination: The Case of the Sámi in Norway

A relational approach is required because the strengthening of indigenous political participation depends on greater space for dialogue and shared understandings.

Māori Self-determination and a Liberal Theory of Indigeneity

Māori Self-determination and a Liberal Theory of Indigeneity

Liberal democracy succeeds only when people have reason to share confidence in the system’s capacity to distribute power and authority fairly, reasonably, & inclusively.

China & the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Tibetan Case

China & the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Tibetan Case

Until China acknowledges its international obligations and stops using sovereignty as a shield, the deplorable human rights situation in Tibet seems destined to continue.

Revitalizing African Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production

Revitalizing African Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production

A generic application of foreign ways of knowing and knowledge production – including technology systems in African cultural conditions – is inappropriate.

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