Social Movements

Interview – Colin Beck

E-International Relations • Jun 17 2022 • Features

Colin Beck talks about his work on revolutions, and the role of political violence in social movements.

Opinion – Protest, Interrupted? Climate Activism During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Luis Hestres • Aug 4 2020 • Articles

Covid-19’s impact on climate activism is obvious. How can climate activists execute a mass mobilization-based strategy in a social distancing context?

Interview – Anne-Kathrin Kreft

E-International Relations • Nov 29 2019 • Features

Anne-Kathrin Kreft talks about the discourse and perceptions around conflict-related sexual violence and reflects on the affects of sensitive fieldwork on researchers.

Interview – Sara Salem

E-International Relations • Jun 24 2019 • Features

Sara Salem explores postcolonial, Marxist and feminist theory, the Egyptian feminist movement, transnational solidarity and the radical roots of intersectionality.

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

E-International Relations • Dec 4 2017 • Features

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

Interview – Mary Kaldor

E-International Relations • Jul 21 2017 • Features

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Britta Baumgarten • May 16 2017 • Articles

Social media provides new forms of, and tools for, activism but its potential to build a global community of politically active citizens should not be overestimated.

Political Contestation and the Problem of Bordered Thinking

Jonathon Whooley • Nov 3 2016 • Articles

Regionalization, internationalization and context have blinded us to the impact of larger social movements in contemporary politics.

Interview – Susan Spronk

E-International Relations • Jan 13 2016 • Features

Professor Spronk discusses Latin American ’21st Century Socialism’, reflects on struggles against water privatization, and assesses the role of the BRICS in world order.

Interview – Michael Hardt

E-International Relations • Nov 11 2015 • Features

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

Contextualizing the Current Social Protest Movement in Lebanon

Martin Beck • Oct 10 2015 • Articles

Social movements that seek to combat corruption in Lebanon face a large number of obstacles when attempting to apply strategies suitable to change the system.

Review – Land and Freedom

John Gledhill • Jul 30 2015 • Features

An excellent piece of comparative scholarship that pulls no critical punches when it comes to addressing the contradictions which underlie these rural movements.

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