Tag Archives: International politics

Taking a Closer Look at State Partition

October 27, 2017

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World Management Team in office silhouette

Stefano Bianchini talks about the recent referendums and why we should give more attention to State partition.

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Competing with the Past: The Struggle for Truth in Northern Ireland

July 20, 2017

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Belfast Murals

Cheryl Lawther discusses Northern Ireland’s past and ways to move forward.

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The Governance of the International Political Economy – by Anthony Payne & Nicola Phillips

April 16, 2014

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Hands in the airIf you ask most people by whom they are governed or, more pointedly, from where they are governed, they will probably answer by referring you to the ‘government’ of the country in which they live. Some might throw in a reference to the local government of their city, region or locality; some, especially those living in Europe, might also mention their sense that they are increasingly being governed by bureaucrats and politicians who work beyond national borders in regional institutions.

Hardly anyone will allude in any way to the international or global stage. Doesn’t everyone know that there is no ‘world government’? Isn’t international politics just a matter of state opposing state, with every country using its power to get away with whatever it can? Well, yes and no. […]

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International Justice: Progress or Mirage? – by Matthew Parish

August 10, 2012

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‘WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom’, – Charter of the United Nations, 1945. In this forceful article, Matthew Parish questions whether international law really achieves the goals it wants to.

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