Global Dialogues: Non Eurocentric Visions of the Global
Series edited by John Hobson and Bryony Vince
In the last decade or so a rising literature has developed within the Social Sciences, including International Relations, Global/International Political Economy, Development Studies, Political Economy, Political/Economic Geography and Sociology/Global Historical Sociology, that seeks to deconstruct many of the prevailing theories of the international and the global by revealing a pervading, underlying Eurocentrism. Global Dialogues is interested in multi-disciplinary takes that re-conceptualise and reconstruct the global and the international both theoretically and empirically beyond prevailing Eurocentric conceptions, narratives and empirical accounts. This series adopts a dialogical perspective on the global, which focuses on the interactions and reciprocities between West and non-West, across Global North and Global South. Not only do these shape and re-shape each other but they have done so at differing intensities over time, in the process shaping, making and re-making the international system/global economy in the last 500 years. Acknowledging that these reciprocities may be asymmetrical due to changing disparities in power and resources over time, this series also seeks to register how ‘Non-Western’ agency, in tandem with counterparts in the West, has made the global realm into what it is. All in all, we welcome proposed manuscripts that go beyond the usual postcolonial focus on empire/imperialism and Western hyper-agency. In particular, we are interested in innovative explorations of the many vistas of non-Western agency that have existed either within the non-West or between it and the West. These include those instantiations of non-Western agency that have existed both inside and outside the shadow of Western empire in the last half-millennium.
The series welcomes proposals for empirically and theoretically-based monographs and carefully crafted edited collections that examine:
- Non-Eurocentric theoretical and empirical understandings of the global and international.
- Non-Western theories of the international and the global that consider, but are not limited to, non-Western cosmologies (e.g., Islam, Ubuntu, Daoism, Dharmic traditions).
- The role of non-Western agents in the making of the international and global realms.
- The dialogues that exist across and within civilizations (incorporating the inter-societal), how these manifest in the global realm and what the implications of this dialogical perspective might be for theorizing the global.