Towards global relational theorizing: a dialogue between Sinophone and Anglophone scholarship on relationalism

Astrid H.M. Nordin, Graham M. Smith, Raoul Bunskoek, Chiung chiu Huang, Yih jye Hwang, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Emilian Kavalski, L. H.M. Ling, Leigh Martindale, Mari Nakamura, Daniel Nexon, Laura Premack, Yaqing Qin, Chih yu Shih, David Tyfield, Emma Williams, Marysia Zalewski

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Abstract

What is ‘relational theorizing’ in International Relations and what can it offer? This article introduces a thematic section that responds to these questions by showing two things. First, relational theorizing is not a doctrine or a method, but a set of analyses that begin with relations rather than the putative essences of constitutively autonomous actors. Second, relational theorizing has emerged from different geo-linguistic traditions, and a relational approach to International Relations (IR) can offer the language and space for increased and productive engagement beyond Anglophone scholarship. This thematic section takes a significant step in this direction by staging a dialogue between Sinophone and Anglophone scholarship on relational IR theorizing. Such an engagement shows points of comparison and contrast, convergence and divergence. In this way, the essays presented here contribute to developing a more ‘global’ IR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-581
Number of pages12
JournalCambridge Review of International Affairs
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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