Blamire, Paul

Start date:
October 2016
Research Topic:
Political philosophy
Research Supervisor:
Professor Milja Kurki and Professor Mustapha Pasha
Supervising school:
Department of International Politics,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Research Question: What are the implications of a Deleuzian ontology for the possibility of moving away from exclusionary ontological paradigms in IR?

My project aims to explore and develop new vocabularies and frameworks for moving away from problems of exclusion at the ontological level in IR. Dissatisfied with the exclusionary rigidity of the paradigmatic ontological frameworks in IR, I will engage with the possibility of complex frameworks and vocabularies, to move towards more appropriately complex, non-exclusionary, ontologies and vocabularies. Through this project I will prepare and establish new ground for the possibility of articulating hopes for non-exclusionary politics in non-exclusionary ways.