2014: Volume 8 Issue 1

Critical Politics in Times of Anxiety

This issue of Political Perspectives emerges out of the 11th Aberystwyth-Lancaster Graduate Colloquium (ALGC), which was held at the University of Manchester on the 5th-7th June 2013. Established by Jenny Edkins and Michael Dillon, the ALGC is an annual event designed to provide postgraduate students with an interest in critical approaches to international politics a space in which to share and engage with ongoing research projects. The conference deliberately avoids a key theme in order to promote a rich and diverse engagement with the range of theories and practices that define international politics today.


 

Introduction: Critical Politics in Times of Anxiety - by James Alexander and Jamie Johnson

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Indicating Power: A Foucauldian analysis of Freedom House’s democracy index - by Claire Luzia Leifert

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Conceptualising the Dichotomy between Private Military Contractors and Soldiers amid ‘Society’ – by Malte Riemann

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“Fine pena: mai”- Never-Ending Punishment: The reproduction of State sovereignty vis à vis organised crime: the case of the Italian State and the Sicilian Mafia - by Norma Rossi

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Resilience contra Metamorphosis: Imaginaries for liberal self-perpetuation – by Tania Rosales Moreno Lejeune

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