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Globalizing International Relations

Scholarship Amidst Divides and Diversity

  • Ingo Peters
  • Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar

Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. A Divided Discipline: Geo-Epistemological Obstacles to a Truly Global IR

  3. Practicing Diversity? International Relations (IR) Scholarship Beyond the West

  4. Unlearning International Relations (IR): Disciplinary and Academic Position(ing)s

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Peter Marcus Kristensen
      Pages 291-305
    3. L. H. M. Ling
      Pages 307-317
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-355

About this book


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.


International Relations new perspectives Global non-Western IR Theory anthropology comparative politics democratization human rights international relations Nation political science politics religion social science sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingo Peters
    • 1
  • Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar
    • 2
  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

About the editors

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.

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