The Problem of Ideology

  • Jasmine Gani University of St Andrews


This article discusses the role of ideology in International Relations. It seeks to rectify potential weaknesses in any ideological analysis using two approaches. Firstly, applying a more thorough and precise definition of ideology. Secondly, identifying the historicity and complexities within an ideology, distinguishing between core and peripheral principles, and their shifting interaction over time.

Author Biography

Jasmine Gani, University of St Andrews
Dr Jasmine Gani joined the School of International Relations in September 2014. She was awarded her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, where she then held the position of Fellow between 2011 and 2014. She was an Editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies (vol. 39), and is currently the Acting Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies at St. Andrews.
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How to Cite
Gani, Jasmine. 2016. “The Problem of Ideology”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 22 (May).
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