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Asia in International Relations : Unlearning Imperial Power Relations (Paperback)
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Decolonizing various traditional understandings and representations of Asia in International Relations (IR) this book opens by including all those geographical and cultural linkages that constitute Asia today but are generally ignored by conventional IR. Covering the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, the Mediterranean, Iran, the Arab world, and Central-Northeast-Southeast Asia, the volume draws on rich literatures to develop our understanding of power relations in the world’s largest continent. Contributors ‘de-colonize’, ‘de-imperialize’, and ‘de-Cold War’ the region to articulate a meta-narrative about Asia, world politics and IR. This approach reframes old problems in new ways with the possibility of transforming them, rather than recycling the same old approaches with the same old ‘intractable’ outcomes.