Tag: Political Science,


Foreign Policy and Identity Politics: Trump and Brexit through Putnam’s Too Level Games

In 2016, two major advanced democracies held consequential plebiscites that will impact the conduct of their respective future foreign policies. Putnam observed that foreign policy decisions are invariably affected by the pressures placed on the political executive’s international imperatives as a result of domestic agenda concerns. Since the communitarian challenge to liberal philosophy emerged from


September 11, 2001: U.S. Ruling Class Agenda for Hegemony

The attacks of September 11, 2001 represented a turning point in modern history. The United States’ territories were attacked for the second time ever, victims belonged to different nationalities, ethnicities and religions; and the attacks received intensive, long-lasting, coverage by media agencies across the globe. Additionally, the attacks were followed by a US-led global war


“The White Man’s Burden”: Politics of Volunteer Tourism

This conceptual paper explores critically the political economy of volunteer tourism along the lines of a ‘white savior complex’ and argues that the meanings, practices, and policies of volunteer tourism development continue to be informed by colonial thought, resulting in disempowerment of the rural populations in the Third World and making volunteer tourism an avenue