International Relations (IR), as a discipline, is a western dominated enterprise. This has led to calls to broaden the scope and vision of the discipline by embracing a wider range of histories, experiences, and theoretical perspectives – particularly those outside the Anglo-American core of the West. The ongoing ‘broadening IR projects’ – be they ‘non-Western IR’, ‘post-Western IR’, or ‘Global IR’ – are making contributions in this regard. However, some careful thinking is needed here in that these attempts could also lead to a national or regional ‘inwardness’ that works to reproduce the very parochialism that is being challenged.
The main intellectual concerns of this edited volume are problematising Western parochialism in IR; giving theoretical and epistemological substance to pluralism in the field of IR based on both Western and non-Western thoughts and experiences; and working out ways to move the discipline of IR one step closer to a dialogic community. A key issue that cuts across all contributions in the volume is to go beyond both parochialism and fragmentation in international studies. In order to address the manifold and contested implications of pluralism in in the field of IR, the volume draws on the wealth of experience and research of prominent and emerging IR scholars whose contributions make up the work, with a mixture of theoretical analysis and case studies.
This book will appeal to scholars and students interested in Global IR and promoting dialogue in a pluralist IR.
Acknowledgements List of contributors Introduction Chapter 1. Opening up the debate over ‘non-Western’ International Relations Chapter 2. When balance of power meets globalization Chapter 3. Three-ness: Healing world politics with epistemic compassion Chapter 4. Relational ontology and the politics of boundary-making: East Asian financial regionalism Chapter 5. Bringing the outside in: The limits of theoretical fragmentation and pluralism in IR theory Chapter 6. Globalising IR through dialogue Chapter 7. Global emotion studies in IR: Embracing non-Western voices Index
This series will publish philosophical, theoretical, methodological and empirical work by prominent scholars, as well as that of emerging scholars, concerned with IR theory and practice in the context of Asia. It will engage with a wide range of issues and questions ranging from meta-theoretical underpinnings of existing Western-oriented IR theories to ways of theorising Asian histories and cultures.
What are we looking for?
While we are open to any exciting ideas for edited, single or co-authored work, we are currently inviting book proposals which intend to address the following areas:
More specifically, the questions the series is interested in include (but are not limited to) the following:
If you have an idea for a new book in IR Theory and Practice in Asia, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:
Yong-Soo Eun, Editor-in-Chief, [email protected]
Shaun Breslin, Editor, [email protected]
Kosuke Shimizu, Editor, [email protected]
Ja Ian Chong, Editor, [email protected]
Editorial Board Members:
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA
T.V. Paul, McGill University, Canada
Tim Dunne, University of Queensland, Australia
Colin Wight, University of Sydney, Australia
Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK
Takashi Inoguchi, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Timothy M. Shaw, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Ian Hall, Griffith University, Australia
Wookhee Shin, Seoul National University
Chris Hughes, University of Warwick, UK
Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia
Yongjin Zhang, Bristol University, UK
Cheng-Chwee Kuik, National University of Malaysia
Inanna Hamati-Ataya, University of Cambridge, UK
Ching Chang Chen, Ryukoku University, Japan
Emilian Kavalski, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University, Turkey
Qin Yaqing, China Foreign Affairs University, China
Chanintira na Thalang, Thammasat University, Thailand