How to understand complex inequalities and power changes in diverse societies? Intersectionality is the answer.
Women’s rights are championed at the level of international institutions such as the United Nations – yet human rights treaties and mechanisms still struggle to affect change in certain contexts. Jennifer Thomson
asks why this is in her recent Politics
International Relations knowledge tends to be presented to disciplinary neophytes in neatly bounded sections; we argue that this disciplinary organisation can be unsettled by taking popular culture seriously as a form of International Relations knowledge.
In this post, the fifth in our series celebrating the 35th year of the journal, we look at the most cited articles published by Politics from 2006-2010.
In Wales, the gender parity achieved in the Senedd has not filtered down to committee level, where oral evidence remains male-dominated. Rebecca Rumbul explores this and more in her recent Politics article
Global Institutions have agreed
that sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a central issue in international politics. Engaging with SGBV is thus an important challenge for scholars of peace and security. In this post Lesley Pruitt
shares ideas on creative methods for introducing SGBV in the peace and security classroom via role-play simulations.
Politics 2015 editorial addressed the question of diversity in the discipline of politics and international studies. As editors of a pluralist, generalist journal we have been concerned to foster diversity – of approaches, authors and reviewers. We hope the articles we have published over the past 3 years demonstrate that we want to champion a diverse range of approaches, methods and cases. However, like many scholars, we share a concern about the diversity of authors. Politics and international studies have been shown to suffer a significant gender gap in publishing. As such, we wanted to address this as a first step to increasing the diversity of the journal. At the end of 2014 we examined the statistics we had on this. Overall we found that Politics record is roughly comparable with the diversity of the discipline. However, this does not mean we can be complacent. One of the problems we identified was that the ScholarOne manuscript system used by Politics and many other journals does not collect diversity data as a matter of course. As such we have introduced a new question for authors and reviewers so that we can collect and monitor information about the gender of our authors and reviewers. We hope this is the first step in improving diversity in Politics.
You can read the full editorial here