Pushing the Boundaries of International Relations

Global Politics Unbound is a research group within Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations. Our aim is to lead debates on transformations of global politics by pushing the boundaries of conceptual, empirical and methodological research in International Relations and cognate disciplines.

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Kimberly Hutching’s New Book: ‘Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified?’

Kimberly Hutchings, Professor of Politics and International Relations and Head of School has co-authored a book with Elizabeth Frazer, Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford.
Available now.

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Updated! TheoryLAB and Doing IPS: Work-in-progress Seminar Series

A new work-in-progress seminar for staff and PhD students in SPIR begins in January 2019, under the joint umbrella of TheoryLAB and Doing IPS. Updated schedule now added.

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Mike Magcamit joins SPIR

Mike Magcamit is a Marie Skodowlska-Curie fellow who will be working with Lee for two years on a project entitled The Divine Tragedy of Securing the Sacred: Security, Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia.

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Research Project: Mobile People

Co-directed by Professors Engin Isin and Kimberley Hutchings, Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) will involve 21 PhD research projects (2018-2023) concerned with how the world is being dynamically constituted by mobile people in active and novel ways and how this affects fundamental social and political institutions.

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Event: Tankers, Tycoons, and the Making of Modern Regimes of Law, Labour, and Finance

The latest in the event series “Mobility: Peoples, Things, Words” is organised by Queen Mary Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) and Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholars (QMUL-LTDS) programme. This speaker series focuses on mobility not only as a geographic or historical movement but also social, political and cultural circulation of peoples, things and words.

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Janne Autto (University of Lapland) to visit SPIR from 14th-26th January

Janne Autto from the University of Lapland will be visiting SPIR 14-26 January 2019; Janne will be located in Office 2.24, Arts One Building.

Besides exploring research cooperation between SPIR and Faculty of Social Science at the University of Lapland, he will be working with Jef Huysmans on security and austerity. Janne’s visit also aims at establishing a Finnish connection with the Doing International Political Sociology network.

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Women and the History of International Thought

This four-year research project aims to systematically recover and evaluate the international thought of women both inside and outside academe during the early to mid-twentieth-century.

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Clive Gabay’s New Book: ‘Imagining Africa: Whiteness and the Western Gaze’

The book discusses the long history of idealism concerning the potential of economic and political developments in Africa, the latest iteration of which emerged around the time of the 2007-8 global financial crisis. Gabay takes a historical approach to questions concerning change and international order as these apply to Africa in Western imaginaries. Challenging traditional postcolonial …

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Doing International Political Sociology

Conveners: Jef Huysmans and Hesham Shafick Doing IPS is a research cluster of scholars and researchers in several universities in London (Queen Mary, King’s College London, University College London, School of Oriental and African Studies and London School of Economics) who work within the themes of IPS. Currently the cluster focuses on two themes: Transversal Research – …

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Southeast Asian Responses

Lead Researchers: Lee Jones (QMUL) and Cheng-Chwee Kuik (National University of Malaysia) This project examines China’s rise and Southeast Asian states’ response to it, focusing on China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI). China’s rise is increasingly contradictory: it combines growing pseudo-military assertiveness in arenas like the South China Sea with diplomatic and economic charm offensives …

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Moral agency and meaningful human control: Exploring military ethical values for alignment in the use of autonomous weapons systems

Moral agency and meaningful human control: Exploring military ethical values for alignment in the use of autonomous weapons systems Lead Researcher: Dr Elke Schwarz   Funding Agency: Leverhulme/British Academy Advances in autonomous technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will shape civic and military futures in significant ways. Despite this, a focus on promoting innovation in these areas means that …

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Professor Debbie Lisle visits QM

Professor Debbie Lisle (Queen’s University Belfast) – editor of International Political Sociology Journal- visits GPU’s International Political Sociology Seminar Series as keynote guest on 29 November 2018. Professor Lisle will give a public lecture on: ‘what does it mean to do IPS and what differences in approaches, methods, topics make IPS an intellectually interesting site of …

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