International relations theory and global sexuality politics

Anthony J. Langlois

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    Responding to efforts to ‘resurrect’ International Relations theory, this article suggests that the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) – and, more controversially perhaps, queer – global sexuality politics can bring new and transformative insights to the discipline. The study of this global sexuality politics is replete with ideas and approaches that can and should be integrated with IR theory. The article first considers the general absence of global sexuality politics within IR, and why this is significant for theorising the international. It then surveys some recent scholarship which shows how the study of global sexuality politics can speak to and within IR.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)385-399
    Number of pages15
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


    • Global sexuality politics
    • Homophobia
    • Human Rights
    • International Relations theory
    • LGBT
    • Queer
    • Security


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