Global Dialogues: Developing Non-Eurocentric IR and IPE
Series edited by John Hobson and L. H. M. Ling
In the last decade a rising literature has developed within IR and, more recently, in IPE, that seeks to deconstruct much of IR and IPE theory in order to reveal a pervading, underlying Eurocentrism. Now, we need to reconstruct IR and IPE beyond Eurocentrism so that we can develop non-Eurocentric accounts of both world politics and the world economy.
This series adopts a dialogical perspective on global politics, 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 also shaped, made and remade our international system/global economy for the last 500 years. Acknowledging that these reciprocities may be asymmetrical due to disparities in power and resources, this series also seeks to register how ‘Eastern’ agency, in tandem with counterparts in the West, has made world politics and the world political economy into what it is.
The series seeks proposals for monographs and carefully crafted edited collections that examine:
* How the ‘East’ reframes the ‘West’ for domestic and international relations, and how the ‘West’ relies on the ‘East’ in everyday politics/political economy;
* The ways in which Eastern everyday politics/political economy have repercussions for the global political economy;
* The dialogues that exist across and within civilizations (incorporating the inter-societal), and how these manifest in global relations today;
* What the implications of this dialogical perspective might be for IR theorizing;
* How we might rethink Eurocentric IR and IPE in light of such dialogues across and within civilizations over time and space;
* The possibilities of historical sociological re-takes on the development of world politics and the global political economy.
While this series certainly welcomes purely theoretically-based books, its primary focus centres on empirical rethinking about the development of the world political system and the global economy along non-Eurocentric lines.