International Relations Scholarship Around the World: Worlding Beyond the West (Worlding Beyond the West v. 1)
By: Arlene B. Tickner (editor), Ole Waver (editor)Paperback
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It has become widely accepted that the discipline of International Relations (IR) is ironically not "international" at all. IR scholars are part of a global discipline with a single, shared object of study - the world, and yet theorizing gravitates around a number of concepts that have been conceived solely in the United States. The purpose of this book is to re-balance this "western bias" by examining the ways in which IR has evolved and is practiced around the world. The fifteen case studies offer fresh insights into the political and socioeconomic environments that characterize diverse geocultural sites and the ways in which these traits inform and condition scholarly activity in International Relations. By bringing together scholars living and working across the globe Tickner and Waever provide the most comprehensive analysis of IR ever published. It is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the history, development and future of international relations.
Arlene B. Tickner is Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Ole Waever is Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Director of the recently created Centre for Advanced Security Theory.
1. Introduction: Geocultural Epistemologies Arlene B. Tickner and Ole Waever 2. Latin America: Still Policy Dependant after all these Years? Arlene B. Tickner 3. South Africa: Between History and a Hard Place Maxi Schoeman 4. Africa: Teaching IR Where its Not Supposed to Be Cirino Hiteng Ofuho 5. Japan, Korea and Taiwan: Are One Hundred Flowers about to Bloom? Takashi Inoguchi 6. China: Between Copying and Constructing Yiwei Wang 7. Southeast Asia: Theory and Praxis in International Relations See Seng Tan 8. South Asia: A "Realist" Past and Alternative Futures Navnita Chadha Behera 9. Iran: Accomplishments and Limitations in IR Mahmood Sariolghalam 10. Arab World Baghat Korany and Karim Makidisi 11. Israel: The Development of a Discipline in a Unique Setting Arie M. Kacowicz 12. Turkey: Towards Homebrown Theorizing and Building a Disciplinary Community Ersel Aydinli and Julie Mathews 13. Russia: IR at a Cross-Road Alexander Sergounin 14. Central and Eastern Europe: Between Continuity and Change Petr Drulak, Jans Karlas and Lucie Konigova 15. Western Europe: Structure and Strategy at the National and Regional Levels Jorg Freidrichs and Ole Waever 16. The "Crimson World": The Anglo Core, the Post-Imperial Non-Core, and the Hegemony of American IR Wayne S. Cox and Kim Richard Nossal 17. The Parochialism of Hegemony: Challenges for "American" International Relations Tom J. Biersteker 18. Conclusion: Worlding Where the West Once Was Arlene B. Tickner and Ole Waever
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