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The postcolonial moment in security studies
In this article, we critique the Eurocentric character of security studies as it has developed since World War II. The taken-for-granted historical geographies that underpin security studiesExpand
Retrieving the Imperial: Empire and International Relations
This essay uses Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's Empire, one of the most widely read accounts of international politics in recent years, as a vehicle to rethink International Relations' engagementExpand
Powers of War: Fighting, Knowledge, and Critique†
This paper approaches the ontology of war by asking why, despite its constitutive function for politics and society, has war never been made the object of an academic discipline? Through an analysisExpand
Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830-1914
Lords of the land - Africa on the eve of conquest masters of the water - the European invaders the shifting balance, 1830-1880 flood tide, 1880- 1898 ominous portents, 1898-1914 legacies.
The Imperial Peace:
To date, the only account of the `zone of peace' among states in the core of the international system is that found in the democratic peace debates. We rework the conceptual parameters through whichExpand
From War to Security: Security Studies, the Wider Agenda and the Fate of the Study of War
This article critiques the wider agenda in security studies from the perspective of the idea of a war studies. It argues that security studies in any form has not adequately addressed the phenomenonExpand
Strategy as a vocation: Weber, Morgenthau and modern strategic studies
This essay introduces Max Weber’s sociology of modern culture to International Relations. Previous treatments of Weber in the discipline have focused on Morgenthau’s use of Weberian ideas rather thanExpand
On the pedagogy of ‘small wars’
This article argues that flawed western strategies for ‘small wars’, those fought in the non—European world, have been informed by illusions concerning the cultural, military and politicalExpand
Culture and Combat in the Colonies: The Indian Army in the Second World War
This article critiques the Eurocentric character of debates over combat motivation and battlefield conduct. It compares two approaches to these topics, the societal and the organizational, with theExpand