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Is Marxism too 'eurocentric'? A critique of postcolonial IR theory

This is an essay originally written to discuss the charge or ‘western-centrism’ in international relations (IR) theory as a whole, though I have adapted it to address the charge against marxism in particular. 3,325 more words


Why do politicians LIE!?

Why do politicians lie?

HAHA, funny blog, I know. It’s like a bad stand up; “But seriously, what’s the deal with those lying politicians?”

In reality, politicians lie all the time — but it’s for a different reason than you probably think. 1,579 more words


The International Origins of Social and Political Theory

This looks like it’ll be very interesting:

The International Origins of Social and Political Theory

What is the relationship between history and theory? Much of the time, theory is held to stand outside history.

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Thomas Ferguson's Seminar

On April 14th Professor Thomas Ferguson delivered his lecture entitled For-Profits, Non-Profits, and Political Communication: News Coverage and Black Holes in the Information Age. The lecture was part of the  36 more words

Angelini Seminars

Human Reproduction Naturally Values the Individual

There are two basic reproductive strategies nature has taken, with profound implications for evolution and consciousness.

The first, the strategy used by mammals, is to produce a small number of young offspring and then carefully nurse each one to maturity.

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Habitability in Environmental Political Theory

At the beginning of April I participated in a roundtable that examined habitability as a specifically political concept. The context was session on Environmental Political Theory (EPT) at the annual Western Political Science Association (WPSA) meeting. 555 more words