Charlotte Epstein's Against International Relations Norms: Postcolonial PDF

By Charlotte Epstein

This quantity makes use of the concept that of ‘norms’ to begin an extended past due dialog among the constructivist and postcolonial scholarships on how one can appraise the ordering strategies of overseas politics. Drawing jointly insights from a large diversity of students, it evaluates what it capacity to theorise overseas politics from a postcolonial point of view, understood now not as a unified physique of inspiration or a brand new ‘-ism’ for IR, yet as a ‘situated point of view’ providing ex-centred, post-Eurocentric websites for practices of located critique.


Through in-depth engagements with the norms constructivist scholarship, the members divulge the theoretical, epistemological and sensible erasures which have been implicitly effected by way of the uncritical adoption of ‘norms’ because the dominant lens for analysing the ideational dynamics of foreign politics. They convey how those are frequently the very erasures that sustained the workings of colonisation within the first position, whose asymmetric strength family are thereby additional sustained by means of the research of foreign politics.


The quantity makes the case for moving from a static research of ‘norms’ to a dynamic and deeply historic realizing of the drawing of the preliminary line among the ‘normal’ and the ‘abnormal’ that served to exclude from concentration the 'strange' and the unexpected that have been inevitably introduced into play within the encounters among the West and the remainder of the area. A well timed intervention, it is going to be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, diplomacy conception and postcolonial scholarship.

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