International Relations Scholarship Around the World

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Arlene B. Tickner, Ole Wver
Taylor & Francis, Jun 24, 2009 - Political Science - 354 pages

It has become widely accepted that the discipline of International Relations (IR) is ironically not "international" at all. IR scholars are part of a global discipline with a single, shared object of study - the world, and yet theorizing gravitates around a number of concepts that have been conceived solely in the United States.

The purpose of this book is to re-balance this "western bias" by examining the ways in which IR has evolved and is practiced around the world. The fifteen case studies offer fresh insights into the political and socioeconomic environments that characterize diverse geocultural sites and the ways in which these traits inform and condition scholarly activity in International Relations.

By bringing together scholars living and working across the globe Tickner and Wver provide the most comprehensive analysis of IR ever published.

It is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the history, development and future of international relations.

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About the author (2009)

Arlene B. Tickner is Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.

Ole Wver is Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Director of the recently created Centre for Advanced Security Theory.

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