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Between politics and the political : reading Hans J. Morgenthau’s double critique of depoliticisation
(2014-01) - Journal article
This article situates H. Morgenthau’s thought in the context of post-foundationalist theorisations of the difference between politics and the political. In doing so, it shows how Morgenthau’s sophisticated realism refused ...
Revisiting the 1967 Arab-Israel war and its consequences for the regional system
(2017-09) - Journal article
This paper examines the causes and consequences of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war utilizing Waltz’s three levels of analysis, system, state and decision-makers. It first examines the causes, looking at why the MENA regional ...
As thick as thieves : exploring Thomas Hobbes's critique of ancient friendship and its contemporary relevance
(2019-02) - Journal article
Recent decades have witnessed a revival of interest in ancient friendship both as a normative and as an explanatory concept. The literature concurs in holding Hobbes responsible for the marginalisation of friendship in ...
Overcoming ‘Gnosticism’? Realism as political theology
(2016) - Journal article
This paper takes issue with approaches that relate realist political theology exclusively back to its Schmittian and neo-orthodox roots. While not entirely denying those influences, it argues that realist thought is more ...
Self and other in critical international theory : assimilation, incommensurability and the paradox of critique
(2011-01) - Journal article
This article is principally concerned with the way some sophisticated critical approaches in International Relations (TR) tend to compromise their critical edge in their engagement with the self/other problematique. Critical ...
Nature and artifice in Hobbes’s international political thought
(2015) - Journal article
This article argues that the artificiality of Hobbesian states facilitates their coexistence and reconciliation. In particular, it is suggested that international relations may be characterised by an artificial equality, ...
Farewell to teleology : reflections on Camus and a rebellious cosmopolitanism without hope
(2016-02) - Journal article
This article reconstructs Albert Camus’s notion of the absurd in order to elucidate his critique of historical teleology. In his life and work, Camus endeavoured to develop a fallibilist historical sensibility suitable to ...
Introduction: : Independence, global entanglement and the co-production of sovereignty
(2017-07-18) - Journal article
This article introduces a special issue, exploring some of the themes that tie the articles together and relevant conceptual issues
International criminal justice between Scylla and Charybdis — the "peace versus justice" dilemma analysed through the lenses of Judith Shklar's and Hannah Arendt's legal and political theories
(2017-12) - Journal article
The present article discusses the “peace versus justice” dilemma in international criminal justice through the lenses of the respective legal (and political) theories of Judith Shklar and Hannah Arendt—two thinkers who ...
The bête noire and the noble lie : the International Criminal Court and (the disavowal of) politics
(2018-05-25) - Journal article
For the traditional legalistic discourse on the International Criminal Court (ICC), “politics” is a bête noire that compromises the independence of the Court and thus needs to be avoided and overcome. In response to this ...