Questions related to International Relations
Given the enormous diversity and versality of areas that International Relations can encompass, ranging from International Law to Political Economy, what is the current state of traditional theory in the field?
In other words, are departments and scholars worldwide still inclined upon broad theoretical questions related to basic schools such as neorealism, neoclassical realism, and power transition theory? Or has the field moved on to more narrowed down models and the status for those who are still oriented towards big theoretical question is not favorable?
If there is any literature or article available with quantitative data regarding the latest growing trends of research typology in International Relations, it would be a welcomed read.
Non-native English teachers are often regarded as not as competent as native teachers especially when considering their accent, pronunciation and English language abilities : what do you think about this issue ?
I am looking for a co-author and I wondering if you may be interested. The article was accepted in September 2021 for publication after peer review, but I don't have too much time to complete the process. Title of the Manuscript: Russia, Armed Groups and the Central African conflict African Journal of Political Science and International Relations Manuscript Number AJPSIR/10.09.21/1368 Current Status: First Revision Reminder
What are your suggestions, guidelines and points which be cared to write a research paper or article?
What is impact factor?
What is required for a social scientist to be considered a political scientist?
BSc/BA in Political Science w/ PhD in Political Science? Or only the PhD in Political Science is enough?
Can PhDs in International Relations be considered political scientists?
i want to know the what are the methods can i use for my data collection? who are the experts in that field? is that related to International Relations.
Analysing the repertoire of power impact of primarily economic and political instruments preferred by postcolonial leading actors, a banal idea comes that the economic dominance of individual countries and macro-regions becomes crucial because of creating the prerequisites for redistributive gains or competitive advantages. These advantages can be called "leadership rent". This concept borrowed from the political economy literature demonstrates that the group of developed countries predetermines the nature and pace of development of the world economy and acts as a natural "centre of gravitation" to emerging economies.
These centres of gravitation often use personalised relations between the dominant and the dependent; and, it is usually attributed to cultural grounds. I'm trying to use patron-client relations as an explanatory model. My argument comes from the observation that since patronage supposes to be imprinted in polity behaviour and affects the way how these polities represent their interests, this instrument is utilised by leaders-patrons linked to their clients by the strong historical and cultural ties resilient to radical political transformations.
So the question is could we stretch the concept of patronage from electoral behavior to a strategy for acquiring, maintaining, and exacerbating political power from patrons? Are there any important research that I possibly miss?
Apologies if this sounds like a dumb question.
Is it acceptable that the south Korean intervention model penetrated into other spheres not relating to economics like their creative-cultural industries??
I see it as penetrating through their Strategic Narratives and Creative Cultural Industries
I want to focus upon the external dimension of European Green Deal. Since I am a student of International Economics, I would prefer working within the field of International Relations/ International Political Economy.
I have a research paper coming up where I have to present a puzzle, review the relevant scholarly literature and argue for my own preferred explanation on any international security threat. I have to have a broadly defined hypothesis and my argument/ theory along with findings confirming the hypothesis. Any ideas?
There is consensus on the principle that cybersecurity can better be achieved through transnational cooperation rather every country or block on its own. Yet, the work undertaken under the auspices of the United Nations, namely under the General Assembly, is progressing at a very slow pace. I recently published a research article on that ongoing work at the UN in the field of cybersecurity, available at :
What is the potential of blockchain technologies (DLT) in the field of e-government, and in particular for procedures for recognition of credentials? If so, what are the specific hurdles in implementing a DLT-based solution in the context of e-administration at transnational level? I recently published a research article on blockchain, e-government and recognition which you can access and download at:
The fact is that beyond bitcoins and some Fintech applications, DLT / BC has led to encouraging use cases in some transnational administrative procedures, e.g. recognition of qualified exporters in the context of customs procedures, or in the field of government procurement bids. But for now that's about it. Are there other example of transnational administrative procedures where BC use cases could be developed? In my article I examine what are the opportunities and challenges of using the DLT /BC in the context of official recognition of foreign diplomas (diplomas earned abroad) by governments. Now I wish to ask the views on that from the RG community of researchers.
Please guide me what are the names of the biggest databases of books, journals, conferences, etc for Social Sciences?
There are dozens of databases which are made for a specific field of science. Is there any specific database for Social Sciences like Political Science, International Relations, Sociology?
Thanks in advance.
i am planning to do PhD in International Relations. some of the areas of research are: Middle East, India - Pakistan, Afghanistan-Pakistan?
Sociological and psychological factors are ignored when examining events and situations in International Relations. Do you think that sociological and psychological factors should be taken into consideration when examining the events and situations of international relations? If so, at what level should be considered; Heads of state, at the individual level, at the social level? at the state level? or comparative between states? Your answers will be invaluable. Thank you.
I am conducting a study of South Africa-Nigeria relations from an Afrocentric perspective.
I am writing a brief section on the American Anti-Imperialist League of the late 1800s, early 1900s. I find that most of the people in it and statements made by it oppose U.S. imperialism, in large part, for racist reasons. They don't want all those "non-white" people to be part of the United States and they think it would distort the Constitution to have people be part of the United States who are not citizens. I know a few people, like Mark Twain, held different views. But does anyone know more about non-racist reasons why people were anti-imperialists at that time? Or where I could find more about what they thought and why? Thank you.
Many efforts are spent to prevent, treat and stop COVID-19 spread.
but I think these efforts are fragmentary and not organized.
there is no platform for a scientific collaboration that could shorten the time of interesting findings, some nations hide some facts are a privilege of authorship or for other political reasons.
I think that all countries should a global platform for scientific collaboration.
Personally I have some ideas that could be proposed for the treatment of COVID-19 based on scientific facts but with the innovative mode of application, how and where can I try to apply them?
All nations should avoid wasting their time to find a solution for COVID-19 without international collaboration.
I need literature (monographs, articles, strategic documents, etc), rather basic, to receive understanding about geopolitical developments in Africa.
In the discipline of International Relations, there are events where all evaluations will be turned upside down. What do you think about writing history before these events are illuminated? Is this information intentionally left in the dark? Should a separate science and discipline be established to clarify critical information in history? Examples of the events I mentioned; Did the US know in advance that there would be an attack on Pearl Harbor? Why were atomic bombs used when there was no threat to their use? Why aren't those involved with charges against humanity? Why is this described in history books as an end to an ordinary war? Who killed US President John F. Kennedy and why? What is the status of being the employees of the state where the 9/11 attacks were planned in advance and where the perpetrators were actually made? Is the world really ruled by what we are taught?
There have always been more poor people than rich people in any given place at any given time, though rich people would seem to fence themselves off from harm more, eat better, allocate themselves better health care, insure themselves expensively from risk, invoice their burdens on the poor, and live longer. In thousands of years, the population of the long-living rich has never come close to outstripping that of their shorter-life-spanned poor compatriots. Why is this the case?
Why do the concepts, theories and paradigms we use to talk about international relations always come from philosophy, political science and public administration, or are these concepts based on these sciences? Will this not permanently overshadow the character of international relations as an independent discipline
We see that the establishment of international relations as a discipline and theoretical autonomy is possible by going beyond the main themes of peace and war. Can we say that the continuation of international relations as a discipline in the future will depend on the ability to go beyond the main themes and emphasize the elements such as environment, justice and health?
The history of the discipline of International Relations began thousands of years, perhaps hundreds of thousands of years ago, but its main development was in the last century. It would not be wrong to start the history of international relations in the academic community from the end of the First World War. Is it possible to evaluate this discipline, which was established with the stands in the USA and the UK, as impartial and unbiased? Is England the definition of "the country that does not set sun on it", does the main definition go unnoticed? So why is it not seen as "exploiting every place on earth where the sun rises"? Why is Germany's challenge to this colonial state viewed by Britain? So why did the British perceive a very good administration and the perception that the bad Germans came and broke the order? Why is it called ideal idealism an after the First World War, where injustice was signed and the invitations to the Second World War? Whose idealism? against whom? for what? Then why did Germany, who could not cope with the harsh conditions, change the situation and was discredited by the real war-lovers? The so-called peace-loving Britain and the US did not really do anything to prevent the Second World War from being invoked by the heavy-duty treaties that followed the First World War? Why was international relations called "realist" after the Second World War? What was your idealism so that something could be understood from your subsequent realism. Why look at the world through the glasses of the United States or England? Why should we assimilate and accept the political history written and imposed on us by the rogue state that clearly exploited the previous world and the rogue state who later committed the greatest crime of humanity in Japan?
The security environment in the region is uncertain and evolving. Though the bilateral and trilateral defense interactions are increasing, might this lead to the emergence of a new regional security alignment of regional powers? Is a regional security commitment important or is it dangerous?
I am currently looking to come up with a research questions for my bachelor thesis. I study International Relations but I wanted to narrow down my profile towards economic because of my plans for my postgraduate education.
We agreed with my supervisor in this topic : "Forms of Capitalism and EU governance"
I am reading an enormous amount of papers and academic works for days now but I cannot come up with a research questions that successfully creates a bridge between forms of capitalism and EU.
Any ideas on the questions would be welcome. Any suggestion of papers I can read would be welcome.
Dear International relations experts/Sociologists
Weak is weak, always deserves to be supported not dictated: From individual level to country level.
Thanks for comments.
The EU-supported land swap plan between Serbia and Kosovo would redraw the Serbia-Kosovo partition to allow a Serbian-speaking territory in Kosovo’s north to join Serbia, while an Albanian-speaking region in Serbia’s south would join Kosovo. The stakes are high: Resolving this impasse probably would pave the way for Kosovo to gain a seat at the United Nations. And it would boost the likelihood that both Kosovo and Serbia would join the European Union and, potentially, NATO.
But there are growing concerns over a pact to partition Kosovo. Critics say it would open a “Pandora’s box” in the Balkans, with ethnically divided Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia potential flash points. Even in Albania, which borders Kosovo. What do you think about this issue?
Is anyone of you aware of a systematic (or at least very broad/comprehensive) review of the literature on securitisation theory? I was just discussing this with a colleague, but besides some "state of the art" pieces by Waever, Balzacq, Stritzel etc. and the "Agents without agency" paper by Comte (which is rather systematic, but largely focused on the aspect of agency), we could find little that systematically maps out which elements of securitisation have been used how and where for which purposes.
De acuerdo a los rankin de las universidades se identifican items como calidad de los aprendizajes, eficiencia terminal de estudiantes en una carrera y estudiantes aprobadas, todos estos indicadores tienen relacion con la evalulaicon de los aprendizajes el enfoque de como evaluar y la formacio y capacitacion de docentes sobre las nuevas tendencias de evaluacion, de ahi, que preguntamos si las universidades seguimos cambiando el curriculo de las carreras y cambiamos las tenicas para evaluar?
Kosovar and Serbian officials have suggested a possible solution for solving the major obstacle to integrating the Western Balkans into the EU after the Name Issue of Macedonia, could be a land swap based on where ethnic Serb and Albanian minorities are concentrated — Kosovo's northern Mitrovica region for Serbia's Presevo Valley.
The flag of Kosovo is blue with a yellow geographical map of the country. Should it be changed? Or?
I am writing my PhD thesis and I need some good references to pragmatism and methodology in social science with special emphasis on abduction.
For instance, I am now reading:
"On Acting and Knowing: How Pragmatism Can Advance International Relations Research and Methodology", Jörg Friedrichs and Friedrich Kratochwil
Thank you all for your suggestions
In 2006, Robert Ross argued that when a rising power can impact the security of a smaller state, the lesser states will accommodate rather than balance the new dominant power. His research was on the impact of the rise of China on secondary states in East Asia. I am looking for examples and literature on this phenomenon in South or Southeast Asia.
For an upcoming roundtable at ISA Baltimore, I’d be happy to hear any predictions and ideas you might have about the future relationship between Canada and the United States under a Trump Administration.
Relatedly, how does this affect the relationship between Europe and Canada - will it lead to more or less cooperation in economic, security and other policy areas?
Talk is cheap, as the saying goes. In the case of Trump, talk - no matter how nonsensical or false it may be - is everything. So if we assume that Trump wins the presidential race, what kind of foreign policy will we see in his vision of making America great again (besides his much-touted walling-off of the US' borders to Muslims and Central Americans)? Unbiased input is greatly appreciated.
International law presumes the equality and sovereignty of all states, irrespective of land size, population, military might, economic strength, etc. Given this presumption, and coupled with the seemingly non-existence of an international police mandated to police the actions of states, is it possible to have effective compliance with international law?
Except Pin No. 8 and 10 in raspberry pi, can I use other GPIO pins for serial transmission of a sequence containing string and integers together (like the use of softwareserial in arduino)? Please help me about the ways/approaches to do that.
I m looking for an interesting dissertation thesis subject on the middle east studies or African Studies... I m interested in terrorism, the public diplomacy, peace conflict and the religion/sects (wahhabism etc.)...Actually I found some subjects but I think that the subjects which I found are too detailed or too specific to work on...
The right of self-determination of peoples is provided for in the Charter of the United Nations. Why can it be used for cases like East Timor (Indonesia), but can not be used for Catalonia (Spain)?
In recent years we have been observing various pro-independence movements around the world such as Catalonia, Scotland, Bougainville, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Greenland, Papua, California, Guam, Faroe Islands, Azores, Kurdistan, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and Rapa Nui. Are we experiencing a new wave of nationalism and independence, like that of the 1960s and 1990s?
The concept of overseas presence is usually related to geopolitics. The political purpose of a national presence somewhere may seem self-evident (a deterrence, a way of expressing an interest, signalling commitment, ensuring inclusion in political processes, etc.). However, so far I have failed to find publications that discuss the concept of (also civilian) presence in greater depth -- beyond the meaning of effective control by a sovereign over a territory, self-determination, etc.
Despite months of media discussion, I am still confused about this, as we seem to hear nothing else nowadays from all sides other than that the Will of the People must be obeyed. I thought that Parliament had sovereignty in these matters, but that even if Brexit had been legally binding, once a new government and PM were appointed, they were entitled to cancel (or postpone) the referendum vote, the most incompetent political policy of all time. What is wrong with this considered opinion from The Guardian?
Is the EU referendum legally binding?
Parliament is sovereign and, if Brexit wins, Cameron will not be legally obliged to invoke the Lisbon treaty to start an EU exit
Thursday 23 June 2016 14.52 BST Last modified on Friday 17 February 2017 11.52 GMT
The simple answer to the question as to whether the EU referendum is legally binding is “no”. In theory, in the event of a vote to leave the EU, David Cameron, who opposes Brexit, could decide to ignore the will of the people and put the question to MPs banking on a majority deciding to remain.
This is because parliament is sovereign and referendums are generally not binding in the UK."
Can this be regarded as a general theory of foreign policy ?
has the UN Global Counter-terrorism Strategy had any significant impact in countering terrorism particularly in Africa?
New developmentalism is a theoretical framework of development economics that is developed mainly by Luis Carlos Bresser-Pereira and aims to present an alternative to the neoclassical development economics. For the most recent overview, see his paper which appeared in Review of Keynesian Economics, 2016:
Reflecting on the new developmentalism and classical developmentalism
It has a good theory of macroeconomics and a set of policies, but its microeconomics is still in the state of a draft. In particular, I believe it lacks a theory of international values. How do you think of the state of the art?
This is a question in relation to Breser-Pereira’s project:
The political economy of new developmentalism.
I posed a long question on it but it seems my question was refuted because it was too long (see the question "How do you think of microeconomic foundations of the new developmentalism?") I will post it as one of my answer to the question.
Taufiq Rafat was the Pakistani poet, who lived in USA lately. He was a wonderful poet. I want to know, if some M Phil or PHD thesis is done on Mr. Rafat?
Some authors refer to it as costumary internacional law, other as general international law. My research is focused mostly in the 2001 Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts.
Please if you do not have a theoretical framework put your answers in bullets.
I am looking for info on turkish labor camps for jews and other minorities during world war two.
Is there any evidence for construction of extermination facilities (that weren't used) i.e gas chambers and/or crematoria by Turkey during 1941-1943 for the possibility of german victory against the USSR?
The United Arab Emirates is planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coast to solve its issues with drinking water. How it can adversely impact on Environmental and Ecological balance.
Can somebody please indicate me, perhaps in a dummy way, where to get historical climate data for Brazil, Colombia and (especially) Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Antilles?
I’ve already explored the “traditional” sources, but I suspect there may be additional (local?) ones.
I’ve emailed some institutions of the last three countries but got no answer. I’m looking for the period 1950-2000.
Thanking you in advance, sincerely.
Dear RG member! Maybe not exactly a scientific question. But. Couldn't resist to ask after seeing this photo from 1967 of the USSR - the Moscow festival. (Seit 1967 in Moskau das Internationale Modefestival stattfand, gibt es in den Minirock auch in der UdSSR)
I would like to find partners with common interests but different skills in the fields of Political Science, International Relations or International Organized Crime.
Dear Professors and colleges in academia, I'm writing my master degree thesis about SSR in Argentina. I would appreciate sending me any references.
There is a new trend in local governance in Nigeria. State governments are recently creating local council development areas (LCDAs), with Lagos setting the pace in 2003. Though, initially contentious but has come to stay, after a court ruling by the Supreme court in favour of Lagos state. Judgement declared the LCDAs inchoate, until the consequent listing in the constitution by the national assembly.
This is 14 years after and yet no consequent listing by the national assembly. But the LCDAs are been run smoothly in Lagos state, with other state copying their model.
So how then do this LCDAs differ from LGAs.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Somebody can recommend some research group?
Complainte pour L’Europe
Terre du Soleil Couchant
Grande chaudière bouillonnant en désespoir affamé
Pour retrouver les saveurs du Passé.
Tu essaies de Te projeter en avant
Sur l’énergie de Ta logique
Et d’espoirs pas encore idéalisés.
Tu invoques Ton histoire
Pour fortifier Tes fantaisies.
Tu t’accroches serrée à Ton orgueilleux moi
Gercé et corrodé par les intempéries.
Tu t’efforces de faire pousser de nouvelles fleurs
De la putréfaction de Tes mémoires tourmentées.
Tes jeunes, flairés par des équipes de chiens en laisse,
Violent-haïssent dans Tes stades
Trainés avec des allèchements électroniques
A presser de tendres et colorés boutons de plastique.
Tes vieux serpentent avec fatigue vers des ministères de la santé en ruine
Où les médecins s’amusent avec les formulaires
Et remplissent des fiches du loto sportif.
Tes voisins de l’Est—
S’agrippent à Toi
En prétendant rudement ce qu’ils convoitent et leur dû.
Toi, Europe, tu es assise embaumée—
Imprégnée des jus de Ton méprisable temps qui fut.
Tes politiciens amateurs déplient des drapeaux
Et leurs pouvoirs font honte—
Font honte !—
A ce monde qui est Nôtre.
Anthony St. John
Se posso partecipare in qualche modo, sia qui a Parigi che a Roma abbiamo una buona casistica e si potrebbe fare uno studio multicentrico, che al momento sono molto quotati nella letteratura!
Mia email: firstname.lastname@example.org
al momento ne sto seguendo come fellow uno specifico sulle complicanze gastrointestinali al AP-HP
waiting for a kind answer
Only signatories of International Treaties have to oblige them, therefore can Non-State Space Actors (NSSA) who by their nature are not signatories have to oblige Treaties? If a NSSA claims a celestial body to what extent is their a State-NSSA/NSSA-International Law/State-International Law accountability?
I came across a big problem when searching for documents about foreign policy goals of India. Indian official websites are full of reports which cover information about what was done (annual reports published each year and India foreign relations - last one from 2013) but none about what India is striving for.
Could anyone suggest some documents which manifest what India is planning to do on international arena and how perceives the international system?
Pour comprendre les dessins analytiques et faire les correction en dessinantes fresques les futures peintres visitait les cours d'anatomy.
Je ne sait pas si cela est pratiqué aujourd'hui.
Merci de votre reponce
In the framework of a school-based ethnography, What is the optimal duration (time) of the researcher presence at school, considering that the purpose of the study is to explore food practices among children via a participant observation?
Dans le cadre d'une étude ethnograhique en milieu scolaire, Quelle est la durée optimale de la résence du chercheur sur terrain, sachant que ce dernier réalise une observation participante des pratiques alimentaires des enfants?
Salve prof Castorina,
sono una studentessa che viene da sc. motorie dell'università di Catania.
Feci la mia tesi di laurea con la buonanima della prof Carnazza, la quale poi mi affidò a lei o al prof Musumeci.
Ho completato i miei studi ad Foro Italico, specializzandomi all'indirizzo internazionale "Health and Physical Activities".
Ho fatto una tesi riguardo le cadute degli anziani e il danneggiamento dei lobi frontali.
Le potrebbe interessare?
BRN, PULO, Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf and so forth.
the return of foreign train fighters and what this means to counter insurgency & terrorist groups within the region.
how government policy both domestic and foreign can aim to counter the rise, plus changes in tactics
The latest appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States Judge Neil Gorsuch has robustly criticised the use of courtrooms as a forum for social change. He states that this is bad for both democracy and for civil justice.
In view of the role of courts as interpreters of our laws, elected representatives as makers of our laws and our executive as those who implement them, the state of affairs we call the separation of powers does he have a point?
ISIS modus operandi is highly sophisticated. In Pakistan the terrorist activities are all traditional suicide bombing with a "fidai" wearing a jacket.
Acknowledging any such activity add to their so called terror profile and their expansionist desire.
I'm examining the effect on domestic politics of recognition from international society. That is, when international society recognises a certain situation in a nation it causes change to occur (when a bunch of other conditions are also met).
My other independent variables are all accounted for, but I'm having trouble operationalising the process of legitimation from the international community.
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