Michael D. Driessen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs (John Cabot University, Rome, Italy) discusses secularism in the United States and re-evaluates the role of religion within the public sphere.
For most academics the use of blogs, social media or other ‘low-brow’ media tools seems like a distraction from the real work of publishing in journals, writing books or winning academic hearts and minds. Consequently, academics are often reluctant to engage with social media even though there are ways it can be used to directly promote their research agendas, career prospects and increase societal impact. Professor Tim Hitchcock takes at look prospects for academics to harness modern communications technology and increase their impact.
The author of the book ‘Religion and Politics in International Relations- The Modern Myth’, Dr. Timothy Fitzgerald responses to a review of his book.
by Christopher Murphy* Brisbane, September 7, 2014 (Alochonaa): Today marks the 50th anniversary of what is known as most iconic political advertisement of all time, that it’s influence is clearly evident today. 1964 was the year that the negative political advertisement was born, initiating the clever use of […]
Dr. Irfan Ahmad in this striking historical analysis, explains Mahatma Gandhi’s views on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. In doing so, Ahmad reveals Gandhi as a man was plagued by inconsistencies, contradictions and secrecy, he was a man who was not above using the conflict for his own political ends.
In Part 2 of this three part series, Finlay discusses the lives of women in Bangladesh in the aftermath Cyclone Aila, 2009, as well as the benefits to women of owning their own land.
According to European, American and Ukrainian sources, Russia has invaded Ukraine. The conflict has finally evolved into a conventional war, and yet policymakers in the Ukraine remain reluctant to actually declare war. After all, it has become customary for states to fight wars without declarations and if Ukraine is to declare war it will only legitimize more Russian attacks and allow Russia to play the role of the injured. The Ukrainian dilemma over the word “war” is an apt illustration of how words matter in international politics.