The claim that world politics may look different depending where you are looking from is now commonplace within the field of International Relations (IR). This exciting new textbook offers students of IR and IR theory a book that speaks to the key concepts, categories and issues of world politics from the perspectives of those who are based in or originate from the global south. Framed by introductory chapters that question how we know what we know, the book encourages students to consider how key concepts and issues have developed in the field, and proposes that other ways of doing IR are possible. Each chapter is written to a common structure, providing a systematic intervention into a key issue that aims at both transforming and enriching the original and dominant terms of the debate. International Relations Theory: * Examines the ways in which key IR issues have been addressed within traditional or classical core treatments, offering a brief intellectual history of key IR concepts, including sovereignty and the state, foreign policy, poverty, war and conflict, globalization and institutions, among others * Explores the limitations of traditional knowledge about these issues for explaining situations and probelms that arise outside the traditional western core * Develops alternative approaches to key issues and illustrates them in a clear and accessible manner through a global range of case studies * Provides questions for further discussion, suggestions for further reading and clear chapter summaries Drawing on the wide range of experience and knowledge from contributors around the world, this textbook is the first to speak to and for those studying in the global south and will provide a new dimension to more traditional courses on international relations and international relations theory. It is essential reading for students and scholars alike. .
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 246 x 174 mm
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