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A relational theory of world politics / Yaqing Qin.

By: Qin, Yaqing,, 1953- author.
Call number: D288 Q56 2018 Material type: TextTextPublisher: United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.Description: xxiv, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781316634257 (pbk.) ; 9781107183148 (hbk.)Subject(s): World politics. | International relations. | Constructivism (Philosophy) | Social sciences -- Philosophy. | Multiculturalism.DDC classification: 327.101
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Culture and Social Theory: 1. Social theory and the multicultural world; 2. Theoretical hard core; 3. Culture and theoretical innovation; 4. Individualistic rationality and mainstream IR theory; Part II. Relation and Relationality: 5. A world of relations; 6. Meta-relationship and the zhongyong dialectics; 7. The logic of relationality; Part III. Power, Cooperation, and Governance: 8. Power and relation; 9. Cooperation in a relational world; 10. Governance: rule, rules, and relations.
Summary: "Drawing on Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions, this book offers a ground breaking reinterpretation of world politics from Yaqing Qin, one of China's leading scholars of international relations. Qin has pioneered the study of constructivism in China and developed a variant of this approach, arguing that culture defined in terms of background knowledge nurtures social theory and enables theoretical innovation. Building upon this argument, this book presents the concept of 'relationality', shifting the focus from individual actors to the relations amongst actors. This ontology of relations examines the unfolding processes whereby relations create the identities of actors and provide motivations for their actions. Appealing to scholars of international relations theory, social theory and Chinese political thought, this exciting new concept will be of particular interest to those who are seeking to bridge Eastern and Western approaches for a truly global international relations project"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "A Relational Theory of World Politics Drawing on Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions, this book offers a ground-breaking reinterpretation of world politics from Yaqing Qin, one of China's leading scholars of International Relations. Qin has pioneered the study of constructivism in China and developed a variant of this approach, arguing that culture defined in terms of background knowledge nurtures social theory and enables theoretical innovation. Building upon this argument, this book presents the concept of 'relationality', shifting the focus from individual actors to the relations amongst actors. This ontology of relations examines the unfolding processes whereby relations create the identities of actors and provide motivations for their actions. Appealing to scholars of international relations theory, social theory and Chinese political thought, this exciting new concept will be of particular interest to those who are seeking to bridge Eastern and Western approaches for a truly global International Relations project"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-378) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Part I. Culture and Social Theory: 1. Social theory and the multicultural world; 2. Theoretical hard core; 3. Culture and theoretical innovation; 4. Individualistic rationality and mainstream IR theory; Part II. Relation and Relationality: 5. A world of relations; 6. Meta-relationship and the zhongyong dialectics; 7. The logic of relationality; Part III. Power, Cooperation, and Governance: 8. Power and relation; 9. Cooperation in a relational world; 10. Governance: rule, rules, and relations.

"Drawing on Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions, this book offers a ground breaking reinterpretation of world politics from Yaqing Qin, one of China's leading scholars of international relations. Qin has pioneered the study of constructivism in China and developed a variant of this approach, arguing that culture defined in terms of background knowledge nurtures social theory and enables theoretical innovation. Building upon this argument, this book presents the concept of 'relationality', shifting the focus from individual actors to the relations amongst actors. This ontology of relations examines the unfolding processes whereby relations create the identities of actors and provide motivations for their actions. Appealing to scholars of international relations theory, social theory and Chinese political thought, this exciting new concept will be of particular interest to those who are seeking to bridge Eastern and Western approaches for a truly global international relations project"-- Provided by publisher.

"A Relational Theory of World Politics Drawing on Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions, this book offers a ground-breaking reinterpretation of world politics from Yaqing Qin, one of China's leading scholars of International Relations. Qin has pioneered the study of constructivism in China and developed a variant of this approach, arguing that culture defined in terms of background knowledge nurtures social theory and enables theoretical innovation. Building upon this argument, this book presents the concept of 'relationality', shifting the focus from individual actors to the relations amongst actors. This ontology of relations examines the unfolding processes whereby relations create the identities of actors and provide motivations for their actions. Appealing to scholars of international relations theory, social theory and Chinese political thought, this exciting new concept will be of particular interest to those who are seeking to bridge Eastern and Western approaches for a truly global International Relations project"-- Provided by publisher.

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