Against International Relations Norms: Postcolonial by Charlotte Epstein

By Charlotte Epstein

This quantity makes use of the concept that of ‘norms’ to begin an extended late dialog among the constructivist and postcolonial scholarships on tips on how to appraise the ordering procedures of overseas politics. Drawing jointly insights from a vast diversity of students, it evaluates what it ability to theorise foreign politics from a postcolonial point of view, understood now not as a unified physique of proposal or a brand new ‘-ism’ for IR, yet as a ‘situated point of view’ delivering ex-centred, post-Eurocentric websites for practices of positioned critique.

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

The quantity makes the case for transferring from a static research of ‘norms’ to a dynamic and deeply ancient knowing of the drawing of the preliminary line among the ‘normal’ and the ‘abnormal’ that served to exclude from concentration the 'strange' and the strange that have been inevitably introduced into play within the encounters among the West and the remainder of the realm. A well timed intervention, it will likely be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, diplomacy concept and postcolonial scholarship.

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