Tag Archives: International Relations

Taking a Closer Look at State Partition

October 27, 2017

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

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Why is China so anxious about securing energy abroad?

June 22, 2017

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Jeffrey Wilson explores why Asia’s new economic giant frets so much about its energy supply. […]

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International Organizations: Q and A with the textbook authors – Richard Woodward and Michael Davies

May 16, 2014

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The authors of International Organizations: A Companion offer a question and answer piece to accompany their pioneering and comprehensive analysis of over one hundred international organizations. Michael Davies and Richard Woodward explain why their textbook will serve as an essential companion volume supplementing other core texts in the field.

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International Political Economy: a pluralistic field of study – by Benjamin J. Cohen

January 24, 2014

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What is International Political Economy (IPE)?  Even for specialists, that is not an easy question to answer.  IPE is a widely recognized field of academic study.  Yet being multidisciplinary by nature, it is also difficult to define.  Clearly, IPE has something to do with economics (economy).  It also has something to do with politics (political).  And it somehow relates to the world beyond the confines of the individual state (international).  On these three elements, all scholars concur.  But that is about as far as agreement reaches.  In practice there seem to be many conceptions of IPE – a cornucopia of alternative views about what questions to ask and how to answer them.  The field is notoriously diverse.  In a new Elgar Advanced Introduction, I provide a guide to the remarkable pluralism that characterizes the study of IPE across the globe. […]

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In Defence of China (and Truth and Justice) – by Imad Moosa

August 1, 2012

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(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

The US – China relationship has shifted in the last decade, yet tensions remain. In July, the Obama administration told the World Trade Organization that China’s antidumping and antisubsidy tariffs, totaling as much as 22 percent, violated free trade rules. Imad Moosa reminds us that there are at least two sides to a relationship and that failure of a relationship is rarely due to one side alone.

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