A relational theory of world politics /Yaqing Qin
By: Yaqing Qin.
Contributor(s): Yaqing Qin.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press , 2018Description: xxiv, 390 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781316634257.Subject(s): Social SciencesGenre/Form: ;International relations.DDC classification: 327.101 QIN
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Part I. Culture and Social Theory. Social theory and the multicultural world --
Theoretical hard core --
Culture and theoretical innovation --
Individualistic rationality and mainstream IR theory --
Part II. Relation and Relationality. A world of relations --
Meta-relationship and the zhongyong dialectics --
The logic of relationality --
Part III. Power, Cooperation, and Governance. Power and relation --
Cooperation in a relational world --
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