Ignas Kalpokas is a PhD student in Politics at the University of Nottingham, working on a dissertation on Baruch Spinoza, Jacques Lacan, and Carl Schmitt. He holds his Masters degree in Social and Political Critical Theory and Bachelors degree in Politics from Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). He has also worked on various educational projects and initiatives. Ignas’ research interests lie in the investigation of interrelated concepts of sovereignty, the state, and the political as well as the formation and maintenance of (national) identities. In addition, his research also involves history, literature, and international relations theory. His preferred theoretical framework is mostly Continental philosophy.
In The Data Gaze: Capitalism, Power and Perception, David Beer explores how we are being put under the extractive, analytic and predictive lens […]
In Robot Rights, David J. Gunkel explores the question of whether rights should be extended to robots, examining the philosophical foundations of four […]
In Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy, Robin Markwica explores how emotions play a key role in foreign […]
Book Review: Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research: In Praise of Detours edited by Charlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier and Elina Maslo
The collection Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research: In Praise of Detours, edited by Charlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier and […]
Book Review: Post-Truth: How We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis
In Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It, Evan Davis analyses the rise […]
In The Mediated Construction of Reality, Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp shed light on how media, and social media in […]
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Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction. 2nd Edition. Ian Clark. Oxford University Press. 2015.
The 2nd edition of Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction offers a far-reaching engagement with both the practice of, […]
Despite their lowly reputation as a kind of dark collective unconscious of the Internet, the process of commenting and […]
In Johannes Fried’s The Middle Ages, the author makes his case for an alternative interpretation of the medieval period as […]
Book Review: Community Engagement 2.0? Dialogues on the Future of the Civic in the Disrupted University edited by Scott L. Crabill and Dan Butin
This volume is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the contemporary challenges faced by universities still struggling to […]
Christopher May’s latest book explores the complexities of the rule of law – a well-used but perhaps less well understood […]
Book Review: Dynamics of Political Violence: A Process-Oriented Perspective on Radicalisation and the Escalation of Political Conflict, edited by Lorenzo Bosi et al.
Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. Contributors consider a wide […]