- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: December 2021
- Print publication year: 2021
- Online ISBN: 9781009076197
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009076197
Buzan and Acharya challenge the discipline of International Relations to reimagine itself in the light of the thinking about, and practice of, international relations and world order from premodern India, China and the Islamic world. This prequel to their 2019 book, The Making of Global International Relations, takes the story back from the two-century tale of modern IR, to reveal the deep global history of the discipline. It shows the multiple origins and meanings of many concepts thought of as only modern and Western. It opens pathways for the rest of the world into this most Eurocentric of disciplines, encouraging them to bring their own histories, concepts and theories with them. The authors have written this book with the hope of inspiring others to extend these pathways by bringing in a wider array of cultures, and exploring how they thought about and acted in worlds composed of multiple, independent, collective actors.
Jason Sharman - Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge.
Hendrik Spruyt - Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, and author of The World Imagined
Ayşe Zarakol - Reader in International Relations, University of Cambridge
John M. Hobson - Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield
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