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By L. H. M. Ling

This ebook attracts on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to maneuver international politics from the present stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a extra balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics.

The writer theorizes that we may perhaps improve a richer, extra consultant technique in the direction of sustainable and democratic governance via delivering a non-Western substitute to hegemonic debates in IR. The ebook offers the tale of global politics by means of integrating folks stories and pop culture with coverage research. It doesn't exclude present types of liberal internationalism yet fairly brackets them for one more day, one other function. The deconstruction of IR as a novel unifying institution of proposal during the lens of a non-Westphalian analytic indicates a distinct standpoint at the forces that force and form global politics. This ebook indicates new how you can articulate and act in order that worldwide politics is extra inclusive and not more coercive. in simple terms then, the ebook claims, may IR observe what the dao has constantly stood for: a global of compassion and care.

The Dao of worldwide Politics bridges the arts and social sciences, and should be of curiosity to students and scholars of the global/international, in addition to policymakers and activists of the local/domestic

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Critiques and guidelines help but these tend to scatter and lose momentum without an overarching rubric to account for them. We need to name it if we are to act on it. 59 Its latest rendition in IR is the Dialectics of World Order (DWO), a joint project between the late Hayward R. Alker and his students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), started more than two decades ago. Today, the project has spread to various locations around the globe despite Alker’s untimely death in 2007.

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If he wants to obtain a job, make a place for himself, exist in the community and the world, he must first bow to the language of his masters. In the linguistic conflict within the colonized, his mother tongue is that which is crushed. 4 This “linguistic drama” involves not just the cultural and political but also the economic. As Memmi states, if the colonized wants a job and to “make a place for himself … in the community and the world” he must concede the language that first cooed him to sleep as a newborn.

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