Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations

A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations
Rowman & Littlefield International (Verlag)
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  • 192 Seiten
978-1-78661-385-1 (ISBN)
In an effort to attain a 'global' character, the contemporary academic discipline of International Relations (IR) increasingly seeks to surpass its Eurocentric limits, thereby opening up pathways to incorporate non-Eurocentric worldviews. Lately, many of the non-Eurocentric worldviews have emerged which either engender a 'derivative' discourse of the same Eurocentric IR theories, or construct an 'exceptionalist' discourse which is particularly applicable to the narrow experiential realities of a native time-space zone: as such, they fall short of the ambition to produce a genuinely 'non-derivative' and 'non-exceptionalist' Global IR theory.

Against this backdrop, Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations performs a multidisciplinary research to explore how 'Sufism' - as an established non-Western philosophy with a remarkable temporal-spatial spread across the globe - facilitates a creative intervention in the theoretical understanding of Global IR.
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978-1-78661-385-1 (9781786613851)
Deepshikha Shahi is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi, India.

1. The Entry of Sufism into Global IR: A Move Beyond the State-of-the-Art, Deepshikha Shahi

Part I: Sufism and Global IR

2. Al-Ghazali, Ibn al-Arabi and Global IR: A Sufi Re-reading of Knowledge-Power Nexus, Ali Balci

3. Rumi and Global IR: A Sufi Review of Epistemology, Ontology and Methodology, Deepshikha Shahi

Part II: Debating Sufi 'Oneness of Reality': Insights from the Non-Western Worlds

4. The Potentials of the Sufi Idea of 'Oneness of Reality' in Global IR, Fait Muedini

5. Sufism and the Preservation of Syrian Spiritual Identity, Omar Imady

6. The Limits of the Sufi Idea of 'Oneness of Reality' in Global IR, Giuseppe Cecere

7. The Sufi Rhetoric in Contemporary Turkey: Find Peace in My Hegemony! Ayse Cavadar

8. 'Textual-Contextual Tension' in the Sufi Study of Global IR: Learning from Sudan, Meir Hatina

Part III: Analysing Manifestations of Sufism: Encounters with the Western Worlds

9. The American Discourse on Sufism: On the Resilience of Mystical Islam, Elena Furlanetto and Deepshikha Shahi

10. The European Discourse on Sufism: On the Appeal of Moderate Islam, James Ferguson

Part IV: Revisiting Sufism as a Global IR Theory

11. The Sufi Gobal IR Theory: Promises and Perplexities, Deepshikha Shahi


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