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Widening the world of international relations : homegrown theorizing / edited by Ersel Aydinli and Gonca Biltekin.

Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Series:
Worlding beyond the West; 15.
Worlding beyond the West ; 15
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
International relations -- Philosophy.
Summary:
"Current IR theories and approaches, which are almost exclusively built in the West, are alien to the non-Western contexts which engender the most hard pressing problems of world and ultimately unhelpful in understanding or addressing the needs surrounding these issues. Our supposedly revolutionary new concepts and approaches remain largely insufficient in explaining what happens globally and in offering lessons for improvement. This deficiency can only be addressed by building more relevant theories. For theory to be relevant in accounting for contemporary international relations, we argue, it should not only apply to, but also emanate from different corners of the current political universe. In other words, diversity and dialogue can only come about when periphery scholars do not just 'meta-theorize' but also 'theorize.' Aydinli and Biltekin propose a new form of theorizing through this collection of work, one which effectively blends peripheral outlooks with theory production. They call this form "homegrown theorizing," or original theorizing in the periphery about the periphery. Arguing that disciplinary culture is oblivious to the diversity that might be achieved by theorizing based on indigenous ideas and/or practices, this book intends to highlight that potential, showing diversity in the background of the authors, because wherever one looks at the world from, paints the picture that is being seen. Therefore, we bring together scholars from Eastern Europe to South Africa, from Iran to Japan to cover the extant diversity in ideas. This work will be essential reading for all students and scholars concerned with the future of international relations theory"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Widening the world of IR / Ersel Aydinli and Gonca Biltekin
A typology of homegrown theorizing / Ersel Aydinli and Gonca Biltekin
Would 100 global workshops on theory building make a difference? / Knud Erik Jörgensen
Homegrown theorizing : knowledge, scholars, theory / Deniz Kuru
Iranian scholars and theorizing international relations : achievements and challenges / Homeira Moshirzadeh
Chinese concepts and relational international politics / Emilian Kavalski
The genealogy of culturalist international relations in Japan and its implications for post-western discourse / Kosuke Shimizu
Reshaping international relations : theoretical innovations from Africa / Karen Smith
Unpacking the post-Soviet : political legacy of the Tartu Semiotic School / Andrey Makarychev and Alexandra Yatsyk
Transcending hegemonic international relations theorization : nothingness, re-worlding, and balance of relationship / Chih-yu Shih
Conceptual cultivation and homegrown theorizing : the case of/for the concept of influence / Eyüp Ersoy
Towards a global discipline / Ersel Aydinli and Gonca Biltekin.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Aydinli, Ersel, 1967- editor.
Biltekin, Gonca, editor.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781138572188
1138572187
9780203702239
9781351332842 (ePub ebook)
9781351332859 (PDF ebook)
9781351332835 (Mobipocket ebook)
OCLC:
1037291456
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