RCIR Debate on Theory and Methods in IR

The RCIR is hosting a debate on the 'methods turn' and its implications for theorising 'the international'. The first piece is provided by Professor Anna Leander of the Copenhagen Business School, and emerges from a Roundtable held in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, and including Claudia Aradau, Didier Bigo, Vivienne Jabri, Anna… Continue reading RCIR Debate on Theory and Methods in IR

Podcast: Prof. Karin Fierke at RCIR

Political Self Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations In this podcast, following from her talk at RCIR, Professor Karin Fierke discusses with Dr. Peter Busch (War Studies, KCL) her latest book: Political Self Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations, published by Cambridge University Press, for more information please click here. This event took… Continue reading Podcast: Prof. Karin Fierke at RCIR

Body/Politic and the Illumination of Human Suffering

Author: K.M. Fierke, University of St. Andrews Why write a book on a topic so macabre as Political Self Sacrifice? The beginnings were simple enough. I was puzzled by the significance of two distinct words, ‘suicide’ terrorist and martyr - words with two very different meanings, yet used interchangeably to refer to human bombs. But… Continue reading Body/Politic and the Illumination of Human Suffering