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Is there a Western dominance in International Relations?

by Dr Audrey Alejandro, Assistant Professor of Qualitative Text Analysis


The idea of a Western dominance over the globalisation of social sciences has become common sense. But is there actually any proof supporting this dominant vision?

This book offers a counter-intuitive and original contribution to the understanding of the globalisation of knowledge. In contrast to the literature, it argues that the internationalisation of social sciences in the designated 'Global South' is not conditioned by the existence of a presumably 'Western dominance' but rather stems from national contexts.

Combining International Political Sociology and Foucauldian Discourse Analysis approaches, this book shows how the discourses denouncing academic Eurocentrism actually reproduce the Eurocentrism they denounce, and offers methodological support to address this paradox.

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