Reflexivity and International Relations: Positionality, Critique, and Practice

1st Edition

Jack L Amoureux, Brent J. Steele

Routledge
Published October 2, 2015
Reference - 286 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138789227 - CAT# Y168472
Series: New International Relations

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Summary

Reflexivity has become a common term in IR scholarship with a variety of uses and meanings. Yet for such an important concept and referent, understandings of reflexivity have been more assumed rather than developed by those who use it, from realists and constructivists to feminists and post-structuralists.

This volume seeks to provide the first overview of reflexivity in international relations theory, offering students and scholars a text that :

  • provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of the current reflexivity literature
  • develops important insights into how reflexivity can play a broader role in IR theory
  • pushes reflexivity in new, productive directions, and offers more nuanced and concrete specifications of reflexivity
  • moves reflexivity beyond the scholar and the scholarly field to political practice
  • Formulates practices of reflexivity.

Drawing together the work of many of the key scholars in the field into one volume, this work will be essential reading for all students of international relations theory.

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