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Against International Relations Norms: Postcolonial by Charlotte Epstein

By Charlotte Epstein

This quantity makes use of the idea that of ‘norms’ to start up a protracted past due dialog among the constructivist and postcolonial scholarships on find out how to appraise the ordering tactics of foreign politics. Drawing jointly insights from a wide variety of students, it evaluates what it capability to theorise foreign politics from a postcolonial viewpoint, understood now not as a unified physique of proposal or a brand new ‘-ism’ for IR, yet as a ‘situated viewpoint’ providing ex-centred, post-Eurocentric websites for practices of located critique.

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

The quantity makes the case for transferring from a static research of ‘norms’ to a dynamic and deeply historic realizing of the drawing of the preliminary line among the ‘normal’ and the ‘abnormal’ that served to exclude from concentration the 'strange' and the surprising that have been unavoidably introduced into play within the encounters among the West and the remainder of the area. A well timed intervention, it is going to be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, diplomacy idea and postcolonial scholarship.

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