Conclusion: Worlding where the west once was
What have we learned after taking this global tour of International Relations scholarship? Each of the chapters offers a number of fascinating and unique insights into the ways in which IR has evolved and is practiced in distinct sites around the world. These different snapshots, in and of themselves, are invaluable, especially given the paltry state of knowledge about the discipline in nearly all corners of the globe. Furthermore, although a fair degree of literature actually does exist about the political, social, and economic environments that characterize these diverse countries and regions, exploring the ways in which their varying geocultural traits inform and condition scholarly activity in International Relations serves our dual purpose of stretching the field’s boundaries (thus doing justice to its “international” label) and contributing to greater self-reflexivity within it.
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