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“Democracy as Civilisation”
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, democracy has come to embody the very idea of legitimate statehood in international politics. It has done so largely through defining a new standard ofExpand
The conceptual politics of democracy promotion
Introduction: The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion Christopher Hobson and Milja Kurki Part I: Orientations 1. On "Cultivating" Democracy: Enlivening the Imagery for Democracy PromotionExpand
Human security and Japan's triple disaster: Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis
1. Human Security Comes Home: Responding to Japan's Triple Disaster Paul Bacon and Christopher Hobson 2. The Politics of Human Security in Japan Paul Bacon 3. Mismanaging Risk and the FukushimaExpand
Rebuilding Trust after Fukushima
This paper focuses on the lessons that can be learned from the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant following the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. ThereExpand
Revolution, Representation and the Foundations of Modern Democracy
Since representation and democracy were reconciled and combined, there has been constant tension and debate over whether representation enables, limits or prevents democracy. If one leaves asideExpand
Privatising the war on drugs
A defining feature of the ‘9/11 wars’ has been the prominent role played by private military and security companies (pmsc). The growth of this market for military and security services has not goneExpand
Democracy: Trap, Tragedy or Crisis?
A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the confidence once surrounding liberal democracy has been replaced with increasing concerns over its health. Reflecting this change ofExpand
Beyond the End of History: The Need for a `Radical Historicisation' of Democracy in International Relations
To properly comprehend democracy's present and future role in politics, particularly in regards to processes of democratisation and democracy promotion, we must cultivate a more nuanced reading ofExpand
Towards a Critical Theory of Democratic Peace
  • C. Hobson
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
  • 20 January 2011
Abstract The Democratic Peace research programme remains a prominent and influential strand of International Relations theory. It occupies a central place in the discipline, both as a dominantExpand
Challenging ‘evil’: Continuity and change in the drug prohibition regime
The 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is unique among UN conventions for the appearance of the term ‘evil’ in the document. Among all the possible wrongdoing and bad things that exist in theExpand