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Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira (PUC-MG: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais)
The introduction delineates the questions and research strategies to a project focused on promoting an encounter between narratives about/from the Maghreb and narratives from/about International Relations (IR) and International Relations theory in their attempts at making sense of the world of international and global affairs. What does this attention to the tropes of narrative, voice, and reflexivity as theoretical problems entail to the study of global affairs? What sorts of anxieties and hope...
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Nicholas Ross Smith (UNNC: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)
This chapter develops a specific Type III neoclassical realist theoretical framework for the analysis of the two compared international political periods: the first 15 years of the Cold War (1947–62) and the most recent 15 years of the US-Russia relationship (2003–18). After offering a discussion of the evolution of neoclassical realism, an examination of how international and regional systemic stimuli (the independent variable) drive state action is offered. Thereafter, the intervening roles of...
Torque Mude (Midlands State University)
This chapter theorises the direct effect of international law in human rights enforcement in the Campbell and Von Abo cases. Since international law has assumed a significant role in relation to securing the rights of individuals in domestic and international courts, it suffices to explore a theoretical framework that provides analytical insight into the competence of international law in this endeavour. For the purpose of this chapter, the triangulation of the realist and transnational legal pr...
Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt2
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Niklas Bremberg6
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Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Relying on literature evidence of some major conflicts in the 21st century Africa such as the Libyan uprising and the genocide in Rwanda, this chapter presents the twin phenomena of the African Union in the present context through the lenses of Realist Theory. Most African states became independent nations around the 1950s and 1960s. At its inception in 1963, the Organization of African Unity calculatedly rejected interferences in African affairs in whatever form. Upon establishment in 2001, the...
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