This volumes engages with the 'Global(izing) International Relations' debate, which is marked by the emerging tensions between the steadily increasing diversity and persisting dividing lines in today's International Relations (IR) scholarship. Its international cast of scholars draw together a diverse set of theoretical and methodological approaches, and a multitude of case studies focusing on IR scholarship in African and Muslim thought, as well as in countries such as China, Iran, Australia, Russia and Southeast Asian and Latin American regions. The following questions underpin this study: how is IR practiced beyond the West, and which theoretical alternatives are there for Western IR concepts? Fundamentally, what divides today's IR scholarship in light of its geo-epistemological diversity? This volume identifies shortcomings in the existing debate and offers new pathways for future research.
Ingo Peters is Associate Professor of Political Science and the executive director of the Center of Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar is at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies and a Research Associate of the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William and Mary, USA.
Dedication.- List of Tables and Figures.- List of Abbreviations.- Notes on Contributors.- Preface.- 1. Introduction: Global(izing) International Relations: Studying geo-epistemological Divides and Diversity; Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar and Ingo Peters.- Introduction to Part I: A Divided Discipline: Geo-epistemological Obstacles to a Truly Global IR; Keshia Fredua-Mensah, Alina Kleinn, Ivan Lydkin, Anchalee Rüland.- 2 The Self and the Other in IR - Lessons from Anthropology; Alina Kleinn.- 3 A Model of IR Theory Production: Russian Case of Wording; Ivan Lydkin.- 4 Intellectual Gatekeeping - The Meta-theoretical Challenges of Incorporating Africa Into International Relations Theory; Keshia Fredua-Mensah.- 5 Constraining Structures: Why Local IRT in Southeast Asia is Having a Hard Time; Anchalee Rüland.- Introduction to Part II: Practicing diversity? IR scholarship beyond the West; Julita Dudziak, Luisa Linke-Behrens, Sabine Mokry.- 6 Chinese Scholars´ Publishing Practices and Language - The Peaceful Rise-Debate; Sabine Mokry.- 7 Contesting the Secularization Paradigm: A Study of Religion-State Connections in Iranian IR; Luisa Linke-Behrens.- 8 Concepts of Indigenousness and Post-colonialism in Australian IR; Julita Dudziak. Introduction to Part III: Un-learning IR: Disciplinary and Academic Position(ing)s; Laura Appeltshauser, Sandra Bäthge, Laura Kemmer.- 9 Women´s Rights in Muslim Thought: Pushing the Boundaries of Human Rights Advocacy and IR Scholarship; Sandra Bäthge.- 10 African In/Security and Colonial Rule: Security Studies´ Neglect of Complexity; Laura Appeltshauser.- 11 Diversity as a Challenge? Decolonial Perspectives on Democratization; Laura Kemmer.- Conclusions: 12 Wor(l)ds beyond the West.- Peter Marcus Kristensen.- 13 By Way of Conclusion; L.H.M. Ling.