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Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

Forthcoming

Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Raffaele Mauriello, Deina Abdelkader
November 01, 2018

Islam in International Relations: Politics and Paradigms analyses the interaction between Islam and IR. It shows how Islam is a conceptualization of ideas that affect people’s thinking and behaviour in their capacity to relate with IR as both discipline and practice. This approach challenges...

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
July 27, 2018

Since the 1970s, 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...

Widening the World of International Relations: Homegrown Theorizing

Widening the World of International Relations: Homegrown Theorizing

Ersel Aydinli, Gonca Biltekin
July 17, 2018

Current international relations (IR) theories and approaches, which are almost exclusively built in the West, are alien to the non-Western contexts that engender the most hard-pressing problems of the world and ultimately unhelpful in understanding or addressing the needs surrounding these...

Assembling Exclusive Expertise: Knowledge, Ignorance and Conflict Resolution in the Global South

Assembling Exclusive Expertise: Knowledge, Ignorance and Conflict Resolution in the Global South

Anna Leander, Ole Waever
July 04, 2018

This book looks at the worlding of the Global South in the process of assembling conflict resolution expertise. Anna Leander, Ole Wæver and their contributors pursue this ambition by following the experts, institutions, databases and creative expressions that are assembled into conflict resolution...

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
February 05, 2018

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...

Global Indigenous Politics: A Subtle Revolution

Global Indigenous Politics: A Subtle Revolution

Sheryl Lightfoot
January 12, 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...

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...

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