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Non-Western Reflection on Politics

by Petr Drulák (Volume editor) Sárka Moravcová (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 259 Pages

Summary

Recent rise of the non-Western parts of the world makes the need for a genuine global dialogue more urgent than ever before. To take an effective part in it, the West needs to face a conceptual challenge. The Western understanding of the political world is based on such deeply ingrained concepts as power, politics, statecraft, cooperation, multilateralism, dependence, identity or human rights. The Westerners tend to wrongly assume that everyone else is bound to share these concepts. This book shows that the reality is different. Investigating African, Asian, Islamic and Latin American political thinking, the book introduces non-Western concepts of politics as well as non-Western readings of seemingly familiar Western concepts. By doing this, it points to the obstacles to the global dialogue as well as to opportunities which may be exploited.

Details

Pages
259
ISBN (PDF)
9783653034226
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631643549
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (November)
Tags
Democracy Dependence Islamism Multilateralism -Authoritarianism LIberalismus Multilateralismus
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 259 pp., 3 tables

Biographical notes

Petr Drulák (Volume editor) Sárka Moravcová (Volume editor)

The contributing authors come from political science, international relations, anthropology or regional studies backgrounds. Both editors are affiliated with the Institute of International Relations, Prague. Petr Drulák is a professor at Charles University and Šárka Moravcová lectures at the Metropolitan University Prague.

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