April 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780367404710 - CAT# 331338
Series: IR Theory and Practice in Asia
Despite attempts to redress the balance, International Relations as a discipline is still dominated by Western theories. The contributors to this book explore the challenges of constructing an alternative, with a dialogue between global and local approaches.
Drawing on scholars with backgrounds in the US, Europe, Asia and South America, this volume attempts to critically engage with and reflect upon existing traditions of IR theory, to produce a deeply pluralist approach. Traditions, cultures, histories and practices from around the world influence their respective theoretical understanding and in turn explain why the Western tradition of IR is insufficient.
This book provides great insight for scholars of International Relations from around the world, looking for more diversity in IR theory.
List of contributors
1 Introduction: the global turn in IR and development of non-Western IRT (Yaqing Qin)
2 The second coming? reflections on a global theory of International Relations (Peter J. Katzenstein)
3 How and how not to develop IR theory: lessons from core and periphery (Barry Buzan)
4 Towards a pluralist International Relations theory: a European Union perspective (Mario Telò)
5 Beyond ‘the West/non-West divide’ in IR: how to ensure dialogues as mutual learning (Yong-Soo Eun)
6 Chinese values vs. liberalism: what ideology will shape the international normative order? (Xuetong Yan)
7 Towards a ‘global IR’? A view from Brazil (Oliver Stuenkel)
8 A multiverse of knowledge: cultures and IR theory (Yaqing Qin)
9 Conclusion: From Heaven to Earth — ‘Cultural Idealism’ and ‘Moral Realism’ as Chinese Contributions to Global International Relations (GIR)(Amitav Acharya)