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The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse
In the second half of the twentieth century, worldwide attitudes toward whaling shifted from widespread acceptance to moral censure. Why? Whaling, once as important to the global economy as oil isExpand
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Who speaks? Discourse, the subject and the study of identity in international politics
This article aims to show the theoretical added value of focussing on discourse to study identity in international relations (IR). I argue that the discourse approach offers a more theoreticallyExpand
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Guilty Bodies, Productive Bodies, Destructive Bodies: Crossing the Biometric Borders
This article examines the forms of power brought into play by the deployment of biometrics under the lenses of Foucault's notions of discipline and biopower. These developments are then analyzed fromExpand
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The Making of Global Environmental Norms: Endangered Species Protection
  • C. Epstein
  • Sociology
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • 11 May 2006
Endangered species protection represents one of the most enduring paradigms of global environmental governance. From a localized concept rooted in North American conceptions of nature, it evolvedExpand
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Constructivism or the eternal return of universals in International Relations. Why returning to language is vital to prolonging the owl’s flight
In this contribution I engage with the question of the end of theory from a poststructuralist perspective. I begin by revisiting the making of International Relations as a discrete theoreticalExpand
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The postcolonial perspective: an introduction
In this article I consider what it means to theorise international politics from a postcolonial perspective, understood not as a unified body of thought or a new ‘-ism’ for IR, but as a ‘situatedExpand
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Antifungal activity of some imidazole derivatives
A series of 4(5)‐arylimidazoles and their N‐alkyl and other derivatives has been synthesised. Some of these compounds possessed good in vitro antifungal action, especially against strains ofExpand
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Theorizing Agency in Hobbes's Wake: The Rational Actor, the Self, or the Speaking Subject?
The rationalist-constructivist divide that runs through the discipline of International Relations (IR) revolves around two figures of agency, the rational actor and the constructivist “self.†InExpand
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Embodying risk: Using biometrics to protect the borders
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Stop Telling Us How to Behave: Socialization or Infantilization?
In this paper, I use a phenomenon of resistance to a global norm as a catalyst to critically re-examine the cognitive frames underpinning the use of the concept of socialization in internationalExpand
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