The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development

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List of Papers (Total 38)

Book Review- Climate Leviathan A Political Theory of our Planetary Future

Climate Leviathan provides an account of the possible trajectories of climate politics, arguing that adaptation to rather than mitigation of global warming is the most likely scenario, a planetary management organised on the basis of new forms of political sovereignty. It is argued that Climate Leviathan’s ambition to project sovereignty globally and on the basis of existing...

The Political Dynamics of the Middle East Beyond 2010: The Aftermath of the Arab Spring

Beyond Tunisia, Libya and parts of the Middle East, the wave of protests emboldened by North African crises have been driven by similar demographic realities, failures of state policies and demands for greater participation, representation and democracy. However, these protests to some extent have failed to effect regime change in some cases. The Arab Spring which started in...

Does China offer a new narrative and an alternative voice in International Relations?

For some scholars, International Relations (IR) theories possess universal explanatory power whereas for others Western (European-Atlantic) IR theories have hijacked other truths as if Western regimes of truths were universal. This led Western nations to embark on process of promoting liberal values in various parts of the world. Liberalism has ruled the world for many decades...

The Journal of International Relations, Peace and Development Studies 3rd Edition Introduction

A large number of scholars, social activists, as well as a growing percentage of the general population, attribute this rise in global inequalities to the cause of the high levels of poverty, environmental degradation and socio-economic instability currently being experienced in both developed and developing countries. This wide-ranging instability has set off an intense debate...

The Journal of International Relations, Peace and Development Studies 2nd Edition Introduction

As part of AGS's continuing work focusing on the global subordination of women, which started with the publishing of the book Crimes Against Women (April 2013) followed by the successful conference on Violence Against Women (November 2014), the Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies & Development proudly presents its 2nd annual issue focusing on Gender-Based Violence...

Book Review Chaos & Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Cockbur

Not so long ago, Syria, Iraq and Libya were peaceful if repressive countries. Now each has descended into war, while the entire region of the Middle East and North Africa is racked by instability and violence. This has largely been brought about by western interventions which were either ill-considered or ill-motivated. Patrick Cockburn’s book covers the whole of the century up...

The Human Rights Regime: A Critique of ‘Universality’ in a Patriarchal World

The international human rights regime can be traced to the embodiment of human rights provisions in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sixty years ago. The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an opportunity to remind ourselves that the task of securing universal human rights is not over; it has merely begun. Human...

Japan's “comfort women”: No end to the struggle

In 2010 two basic questions remained unresolved. Did the Comfort Women number in the hundreds, or in the hundreds of thousands? Were the Comfort Women enslaved by private local enterprises, or by the Japanese military following instructions from the Japanese Government?

Gay Rights and U.S. Foreign Aid: A Look at Nigeria and Uganda

The LGBT community is explicitly targeted in many areas of the world through discriminatory state policies and practices including lengthy imprisonment and death. Research examining the relationship between foreign aid and human rights conditions has yet to fully situate gay rights within the aid allocation relationship. In 2011, President Obama issued a memo directing U.S...