On ‘Macrosecuritisation’, The Pandemic, and The United Nations

It is not enough to simply recognise a common security threat alone. To succeed against it is to provide a common response – and this can only be achieved through the intersubjective process of macrosecuritisation.

On Modern Political Sovereignty

Within political theory, there are a number of concepts that are key to the enterprise of thinking politically in the modern world. One of these is ‘sovereignty’. For centuries now, what it is to be ‘sovereign’ has been at the forefront of our political concerns, and this continues today.

At Electoral Crossroads: An Analysis of Federal Elections Since 1984 With November 2020 In Mind

The United States stands at an Electoral Crossroads. Where will the 2020 Federal Elections be fought and how can past elections help us? This report details trends in the electoral data of past US elections with an eye to November 3rd 2020.

Isaiah Berlin on Morality, Determinism and Freedom: An Interview

In 1974, Sir Isaiah Berlin (IB) was interviewed by John Merson (JM) – broadcast on ABC Radio National’s The Philosopher’s Zone with Alan Saunders in 2009 – in which his thoughts on precisely this relationship were laid out in his typically fluid and perspicuous style.

Into The Maelstrom: Understanding a Politics of Paradox

This beautiful world of sheer human potentiality is cursed with its character of paradox. Whilst we can investigate the universe beyond the Kuiper belt, or modify genetics, in 2017 almost a quarter of the Earth’s population had no access to clean water, fifteen-thousand under fives died daily, and sixty-eight and a half million people were forcibly displaced.

Down The Playboyesque Rabbit Hole: Where is The Line Between Pornography And Art?

This is precisely what led us to this short enquiry about the relationship between Art and the most sexualised material, that which we call ‘Pornography’. Essentially what we intend to do here is simple. This short thought-piece will etch out some of our thoughts locating where the line stands dividing Pornography and Art. At its core, this question evokes a query concerning location – i.e. the space at which Art becomes Pornography and Pornography Art.

As a Human Amongst Other Humans and The Immanence of Potentiality: On Separating Art from Artist

Although our topic will remain unchanged, the purpose of this piece will be to sketch out a number of thoughts concerning the extent to which art can, or cannot, be separated from the artist, before presenting our answer to the question at hand with some concluding thoughts. Before we can even begin to address the question of art’s ‘separability’ from the artist, we must first address the nature of ‘Art’ itself and the relationship between ‘art’ and the ‘artist’.

The 2019 UK General Election: Unorthodox Elections Make For Unorthodox Results – Data and Analysis

Now the votes have been counted and the politics about to restart, the question is: ‘what is the legacy of the 2019 election?’. Of course, the legislative result we are yet to experience, but as far as the electoral data is concerned, 2019 should be remembered as the unorthodox election with even more unorthodox results.