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Beyond 'the West/non-West Divide' in IR: How to Ensure Dialogue as Mutual Learning

Title
Beyond 'the West/non-West Divide' in IR: How to Ensure Dialogue as Mutual Learning
Author
은용수
Keywords
IDENTITY; CHINA
Issue Date
2018-12
Publisher
OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Citation
CHINESE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, v. 11, no. 4, page. 435-449
Abstract
Since the publication a decade ago of Acharya and Buzan's seminal forum, 'Why is there no non-Western IR theory?', voluminous studies have attempted to ameliorate the Western parochialism of international relations (IR) studies. This trend includes a strong and increasing commitment among non-Western (in particular, Chinese) IR scholars to the development of 'national schools'. However, Acharya and Buzan point out that non-Western IR theory-building enterprise 'cannot be a conversation among the likeminded'. They add: the project 'is more likely to fail if it does not draw in the broadest group of scholars, including those in the Western mainstream'. In a related vein, Peter Katzenstein writes that the diversity and heterogeneity of world politics cannot be captured by binary distinctions between Western and non-Western IR theory. Rather, our focus, he notes, should be on interactions between different types of knowledge. In short, we need a two-way 'dialogue' across 'the West/non-West divide' to transform the current Western-centric IR into a global discipline. A critical question, then, is how we can ensure such a dialogue without descending into a narcissistic turf war. This article tackles the how-question head-on in its discussions of the diverse kinds and properties of dialogue.
URI
https://academic.oup.com/cjip/article/11/4/435/5106377https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/121070
ISSN
1750-8916; 1750-8924
DOI
10.1093/cjip/poy014
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COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES[S](사회과학대학) > POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES(정치외교학과) > Articles
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