IR Theory

IR Today wants to offer the chance of getting published to current KCL Undergraduate and Master’s students passionate about IR Theory. 

Peers of IR Today write exceptional essays throughout their studies but these are unfortunately read only by a handful of people. We want you to share your best IR Theory essays for the benefit of the IR Today community. We do not expect the essays to be professional works of original research. But, to benefit us all they should be of exceptional academic value to other students. Theoretical essay submissions must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, including references, excluding bibliography. Essays are subject to editing.

We also welcome submission for theoretical reflections of 800 – 1,500 words on IR Theory. This can be, for example, a cheeky commentary of a great IR debate, an article/book review, or a reflective discussion about IR theory in general. You could for example edit a coursework essay into a more engaging (and even fun) commentary of a theoretical debate or an issue. Be it an analysis of Colin Elman’s and Kenneth Waltz’s “Horses for Courses” debate, a review of classic books such as The Tragedy of Great Power Politics or an engaging introduction to debates within Securitization Theory or Feminist Theory. Your imagination is the limit! Reflections are also subject to editing.

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