Differing about Difference: Relational IR from around the World

Tamara Trownsell, Arlene B. Tickner, Amaya Querejazu Escobari, Jarrad Reddekop, Giorgio Shani, Kozuke Shimizu, Navnita Behera, Anahita Arian

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Abstract

Difference, a central concern to the study of international relations (IR), has not had its ontological foundations adequately disrupted. This forum explores how existential assumptions rooted in relational logics provide a significantly distinct set of tools that drive us to re-orient how we perceive, interpret, and engage both similarity and difference. Taking their cues from cosmological commitments originating in the Andes, South Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East, the six contributions explore how our existential assumptions affect the ways in which we deal with difference as theorists, researchers, and teachers. This initial conversation pinpoints key content and foci of future relational work in IR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-64
Number of pages40
JournalInternational Studies Perspectives
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date25 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • de-colonialism
  • difference
  • post-Western IR
  • post-colonialism
  • relationality

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