Post Tagged with: "violence"

(De)Civilizing Processes, Music, and Experiencing Violence

(De)Civilizing Processes, Music, and Experiencing Violence

Music, as a textual artifact, can tell us a lot about the way that politics is experienced. It’s time we recognized such texts as mosaics that challenge narratives.

Seaman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District, Helmand province, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is one of the ground combat elements deployed with Regimental Combat Team 7, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the Afghan national security forces in southern Afghanistan.

The Maywand District Murders: Violence, Vulnerability and Desecrating the Body

The extraordinary level of pain and suffering that was inflicted on the body of Gul Mudin and others speaks to the peculiar relationship between violence and the body.

The Geopolitics of Religious Liberty

The Geopolitics of Religious Liberty

Guided by the secularisation thesis, the field of international relations has been slow to recognise religion’s importance and has tended to ignore it until recently.

Why ‘theocracy’ Is a Failed Concept in IR

Why ‘theocracy’ Is a Failed Concept in IR

It’s time for IR scholars and policy makers to let go of the use of the term ‘theocracy’ to explain the dynamics of religion-led politics worldwide.

Sociotheology: The Significance of Religious Worldviews

Sociotheology: The Significance of Religious Worldviews

Being empathetic is not the same as morally approving of violence but understanding that there can be a political and religious rationale behind ‘their’ violence.

What’s God Got to Do with It? Violence, Hostility and Religion Today

What’s God Got to Do with It? Violence, Hostility and Religion Today

In supplanting a secular discourse with a religious discourse, actors are engaged on the basis of their faith and as representatives of a perceived religious community.

The Virtues of Anarchism

The Virtues of Anarchism

IR needs to pay attention to philosophical anarchism; IR has been paying attention to anarchy, but has failed to incorporate anarchism into its conceptual repertoire.

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Prof. Hutchings talks about the usefulness of debates in international theory, violence, and ethics, and the importance of challenging gender discrimination in academia.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Statebuilding Failure in South Sudan

Statebuilding Failure in South Sudan

When South Sudan gained independence, it was easy to predict that the path towards the construction of a new state would have been full of obstacles.

Norms on Gender Equality and Violent Conflict

Norms on Gender Equality and Violent Conflict

Åsa Ekvall investigates the strong correlation between gender equality and violent conflict and finds that although causality is difficult to prove there is still value in examining the link between the two.

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