In the wake of its departure from the EU and its growing internal tensions, the UK's relationship with the wider world is undergoing a process of transformation. Still coming to terms with longstanding legacies of the British Empire as well as a recent merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK faces rapidly changing geopolitical challenges that will affect its relationship with the wider world.
With her fascinating research on geopolitical hierarchies between the Global North and South, as Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Stirling, Toni Haastrup has provided fresh insights into how racial and gender power structures affect relations between states. In her book, Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary-EU Africa Relations, in a wide range of other publications as well as in her position as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Common Market Studies, Toni Haastrup has played a crucial role in developing innovative perspectives on these dynamics of global power. In this week's podcast she will help us explore what this changing geopolitical landscape means for the UK's role in global politics.
The background music is by Through the City by Crowander, and the production for this podcast was by Daniel Mansfield.