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A Whole New World

Reinventing International Studies for the Post-Western World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Understanding the Post-Western World

  3. How Do We Think about Global Politics? Universals in International Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Pierre P. Lizée
      Pages 17-38
    3. Pierre P. Lizée
      Pages 39-60
    4. Pierre P. Lizée
      Pages 61-78
  4. What Do We Overlook? International Politics in the Non-Western World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Pierre P. Lizée
      Pages 81-95
    3. Pierre P. Lizée
      Pages 96-118
  5. What Now? Reinventing International Studies for the Post-Western World

  6. Conclusion

    1. Pierre P. Lizée
      Pages 217-220
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 221-250

About this book


The consequences of the rise of emerging powers like China and India is becoming the most important topic of debate in international studies. This book focuses on the impact of these changes on the way we study international politics: if international politics is changing, should we also change international studies?


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceBrock UniversityCanada

About the authors

PIERRE P. LIZÉE is Chancellor's Research Chair in Global Politics at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He has held research and teaching posts at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and at McGill University, Canada. He has also written Peace, Power, and Resistance in Cambodia: Global Governance and the Failure of International Conflict Resolution (2000).

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'Overall, this is an excellent and thought-provoking book that addresses a fundamentally important topic. It should assist the development of international studies into a more comprehensive and practically useful discipline.' - Contemporary Southeast Asia