Author: Kanti Bajpai
Editor(s): Kanti Bajpai / Siddharth Mallavarapu
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125026398
International Relations Theory has traditionally tended to be equated with Anglo-American scholarship, while it continues to be viewed with considerable skepticism in most postcolonial societies. Firmly anchored in a conception of making more audible voices belonging to less ethnocentric disciplinary locations, genres and contexts, this Reader is a collection of first-rate theoretical engagements relating to International Relations form across India. The effort is a conscious political act that remains wary of potential misappropriations by nativists of various hues while expressing an undeniable inclination to participate wholeheartedly in a global conversation aimed at enhancing the normative repertoire of the discipline of International Relations.
A range of themes have been opened up for informed scrutiny as part of the project of celebrating a critical Indian collective in international Relations-the class character of contemporary international law, reassessing the conceptual foundations of imperialism, mapping human security, evaluating the gaze of Orientalism and defending the analytical relevance of gender as a lens to examine national security are issues covered in the theoretical ambit of this volume.
The Reader also addresses two other core issues-contesting the Delhi-centricity of the discipline and acknowledging the relevance of theory to policy. The companion volume International Relations in India-Theorising the Region Nation applies theory to real world issues.
Notes on contributors
International Studies in India: Bringing theory (Back) Home
States, Nationalism and Modernities in Conversation: Problematising International relations in India
Communicative Discourse and Community in International relations Studies in India: a Critique
Marxism and International Law: A Contemporary analysis
Grams Ian Hegemony and the Legitimation of Imperialism
The Gaze of Orientalism: Reflections on Linking Postcolonialism and International Relations
Human Security: Concept and Measurement
Bringing Gender into National Security and International relations
Human Rights and International Relations Theory
Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy tool
The Long and short of Peace
1945 TO 1989: The Realist Paradigm and Systemic Duality
Structure and Interaction in the Global System
Reconsidering the State in International Relations
Realism, Neorealism and Critical Theory: A General Essay