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Western Dominance in International Relations?: The Internationalisation of IR in Brazil and India

Western Dominance in International Relations?: The Internationalisation of IR in Brazil and India

Forthcoming

Audrey Alejandro
June 01, 2018

Since the 1970’s, a "critical" movement has been developing in the humanities and social sciences denouncing the existence of a "Western dominance" over the worldwide production and circulation of knowledge. However, thirty years after the emergence of this promising agenda in International...

Global Indigenous Politics: A Subtle Revolution

Global Indigenous Politics: A Subtle Revolution

Forthcoming

Sheryl Lightfoot
January 25, 2018

This book examines how Indigenous peoples’ rights and Indigenous rights movements represent an important and often overlooked shift in international politics - a shift that powerful states are actively resisting in a multitude of ways. While Indigenous peoples are often dismissed as marginal...

Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

Forthcoming

Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Raffaele Mauriello, Deina Abdelkader
December 30, 2017

This edited volume presents Islam as a conceptualization of ideas that affect people’s thinking and behavior in their capacity to relate with IR as both discipline and practice. Islam is not conceived and studied simply in theological terms, but analyzed from different viewpoints that engage with a...

International Relations and American Dominance: A Diverse Discipline

International Relations and American Dominance: A Diverse Discipline

Helen Louise Turton
October 26, 2017

This work seeks to explore the widely held assumption that the discipline of International Relations is dominated by American scholars, approaches and institutions. It proceeds by defining 'dominance' along Gramscian lines and then identifying different ways in which such dominance could be...

Worlding Brazil: Intellectuals, Identity and Security

Worlding Brazil: Intellectuals, Identity and Security

Laura Lima
October 26, 2017

This book looks at the development of thinking about security in Brazil between 1930 and 2010. In order to do so, it develops a new framework for thinking about intellectual history in Brazil and applies it to the development of knowledge on security in that country. Building on the Gramscian...

Against International Relations Norms: Postcolonial Perspectives

Against International Relations Norms: Postcolonial Perspectives

Charlotte Epstein
May 04, 2017

This volume uses the concept of ‘norms’ to initiate a long overdue conversation between the constructivist and postcolonial scholarships on how to appraise the ordering processes of international politics. Drawing together insights from a broad range of scholars, it evaluates what it means to...

International Institutions in World History: Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

International Institutions in World History: Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

Laust Schouenborg
December 13, 2016

This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of...

Fairy Tales and International Relations: A Folklorist Reading of IR Textbooks

Fairy Tales and International Relations: A Folklorist Reading of IR Textbooks

Kathryn Starnes
December 02, 2016

This book offers a critical engagement with contemporary IR textbooks via a novel folklorist approach. Two parts of the folklorist approach are developed, addressing story structures via resemblances to two fairy tales, and engaging with the role of authors via framing gestures. The book not only...

Border Thinking on the Edges of the West: Crossing Over the Hellespont

Border Thinking on the Edges of the West: Crossing Over the Hellespont

Andrew Davison
November 08, 2016

Drawing on scholarly and life experience on, and over, the historically posited borders between "West" and "East," the work identifies, interrogates, and challenges a particular, enduring, violent inheritance – what it means to cross over a border – from the classical origins of Western political...

International Relations in France: Writing between Discipline and State

International Relations in France: Writing between Discipline and State

Henrik Breitenbauch
October 11, 2016

Why is the French International Relations (IR) discipline different from the transnational-American discipline? By analysing argument structures in research articles across time, this book shows how the discipline in France is caught between the American character of the discipline and the French...

The International in Security, Security in the International

The International in Security, Security in the International

Pinar Bilgin
July 22, 2016

International Relations continues to come under fire for its relative absence of international perspectives. In this exciting new volume, Pinar Bilgin encourages readers to consider both why and how ‘non-core’ geocultural sites allow us to think differently about key aspects of global politics....

Constructing a Chinese School of International Relations: Ongoing Debates and Sociological Realities

Constructing a Chinese School of International Relations: Ongoing Debates and Sociological Realities

Yongjin Zhang, Teng-Chi Chang
June 13, 2016

This edited volume offers arguably the first systemic and critical assessment of the debates about and contestations to the construction of a putative Chinese School of IR as sociological realities in the context of China’s rapid rise to a global power status. Contributors to this volume...

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