Constructing International Studies
The book opens with a foreword by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf. The first thematic section is devoted to addressing the meaning of international studies and its place in academia. Subsequent sections discuss the construction of identities in a post-modern world, constructing the notion of the “international,” and deconstructing security and development. The textbook promotes a real-world global perspective through the inclusion of reflective readings from scholars who are shaping discussions on the future of the discipline. The work explores topics such as feminist international relations, international law and organizations, postcolonial agency, norms, international political economy, development, the rise of nationalism, and the role of human rights beyond liberal and republican traditions.
Dynamic and interdisciplinary, the representative sampling of scholarship in Constructing International Studies is well-suited to lower-level courses with a progressive orientation. It is an ideal choice for upper-division courses dedicated to discussing current, enlivening themes in the field.