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
Globalizing IR Theory Critical Engagement
Ontological Security and Status-Seeking Thailand’s Proactive Behaviours during the Second World War
Contested Ideas of Regionalism in Asia
By Yaqing Qin
March 17, 2020
Despite attempts to redress the balance, international relations (IR) as a discipline is still dominated by Western theories. The contributors in this book explore the challenges of constructing an alternative, with a dialogue between global and local approaches. Drawing on scholars ...
By Yong-Soo Eun
February 21, 2020
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 ...
By Peera Charoenvattananukul
January 14, 2020
How and why was it possible for a small state such as Thailand to challenge great powers France and Japan during the Second World War? Putting ontological security theory into dialogue with status seeking approaches, Charoenvattananukul uses a case study of Thailand in the early 1940s to ...
By Kosuke Shimizu
February 05, 2019
What do we study when we study International Relations (IR)? This book interrogates the meanings of the established ontology and subjectivity embedded in the discourse of "Western" and "non-Western" IR. We are predisposed to see a nation-state as a unified entity, everlasting and moving towards a ...
By Tanguy Struye de Swielande, Dorothée Vandamme, David Walton, Thomas Wilkins
September 17, 2018
The term "middle power" is conceptually fragile. Some scholars have even argued for abandoning it. This book argues that the concept needs to be analysed more profoundly and that new analytical tools need to be developed to better understand the phenomenon. The traditional approach, based on ...
By Chanintira na Thalang, Soravis Jayanama, Jittipat Poonkham
July 19, 2018
There has long been considerable debate about the nature of non-Western IR theory. Most attempts to understand such a phenomenon begin by taking a top-down approach on a country by country basis. Instead, this book takes a bottom-up approach, involving specialists from a range of Thai universities,...
By Yong-Soo Eun
January 18, 2018
International Relations (IR) as a discipline is often deemed to be “too Western” centric. It has been argued that much of mainstream IR theory is “simply an abstraction of Western history.” In this respect, many IR scholars have called for “broadening” the theoretical horizon of IR while ...
By Baogang He
October 14, 2016
Deepening regionalism in Asia demands new leadership. Strong elites who are committed to a supranational identity are a minimum requirement of successful regionalism. Regional leaders are increasingly seen as a new set of leaders in Europe. Currently, Asian regional leaders largely come from the ...