Lysander Spooner

Advice to Libertarian IR Theorists

  How can you be a Libertarian and theorise IR at the same time? We may tackle this question from a normative or descriptive point of view, but I don’t … Continue Reading →

Martin Wight

My Favourite International Theorist? Martin Wight

  Martin Wight (1913-1972) is better known for his lectures on key traditions of international theory and his essays on power politics and systems of states. Here I focus on … Continue Reading →

Forthcoming workshops in Britain (2011-2012)

Exeter/BISA-PG Workshop: Substantive diversity in the British academy. Exeter, England (16 Dec. 2011). Details here. Gregynog Ideas Lab: Summer school in Postinternational Politics. Gregynog, Wales (9-14 July 2012). Details here. [Last … Continue Reading →

Why Citizens are Responsible for fighting Human Trafficking

Two weeks ago I went to see the movie Ghosts. It was shown as part of a Film Festival Against Human Trafficking organized by Unchosen  in partnership with Anti-Slavery International, Refugee … Continue Reading →

"Square Gathering" by Kazuya Akimoto

On the So-called ‘Aesthetic Turn’

1. There is much talk about an ‘aesthetic turn’ in the academic discipline of International Relations. Just what this means is not clear at all.


EU: IR or not IR?

The idea for this first post arose during the first editorial meeting. Here I sat at a bar table between seven young scholars in International Relations. Their interests range from … Continue Reading →


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