Post-Critical IR in Rio de Janeiro | Call for Papers

Post-Critical IR moves its discussions to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August (29-31) 2019. A number of places at the Rio workshop are available for new participants. Our goal is to use these places to extend our discussions beyond their current boundaries. We are particularly keen to hear from interested participants with a focus on […]

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Politics Beyond Technology

In a few days (May 6th) the first Politics Beyond Technology workshop will begin, co-organized with the VIPRE Initiative and NORDSTEVA. The workshop brings together academics and practitioners focused on the place of technology in world politics, with a particular focus on the role of Digital Fabrication (3D Printing) in world politics. Co-convened by myself and Anna […]

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Towards an International Political Ergonomics

This article introduces International Political Ergonomics (iPER). iPER is a novel research programme focused on achieving political change through the ergonomic (re)design of world politics. This is an unusual article for me. It combines critical theory, behaviouralism, practice theory, deterrence theory, and more to suggest a radical transformation in the vocation of IR. Why? The […]

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Post-Critical IR in Rio | Call for Papers

Post-Critical IR moves its discussions to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August (29-31) 2019. A number of places at the Rio workshop are available for new participants. Our goal is to use these places to extend our discussions beyond their current boundaries. We are particularly keen to hear from interested participants with a focus on […]

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Workshop | Security Dialogue Horizon Scan

On March 25th I will take part in the Security Dialogue ‘Horizon Scan’ workshop at the University of Toronto, as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. During the workshop, I will present on the changing state of critique within Critical Security Studies and International Relations. Other contributors will include Antoine Bousquet, Carol Cohn, Marieke de […]

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Doing and Mediating Critique

My latest article (with Rocco Bellanova and Mareile Kaufmann) is now available at Security Dialogue (50, 1). The article forms a part of the jubilee special issue of Security Dialogue entitled ‘Doing and Mediating Critique,’ curated by myself, Rocco Bellanova, and Mareile Kaufmann, and including articles from Claudia Aradau and Jef Huysmans, Peter Burgess, Laura Sjoberg, Debbie Lisle and […]

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Article | Towards an International Political Ergonomics

Towards an International Political Ergonomics My latest article, entitled Towards an International Political Ergonomics, is now forthcoming at the European Journal of International Relations. The article proposes the establishment of an ‘applied’ IR through the integration of ergonomic, design-centric, and new materialist theories of how change occurs in the world. A pre-print version of Towards an International Political Ergonomics […]

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