The Discipline of Western Supremacy: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, Volume III

Kees van der Pijl

The Discipline of Western Supremacy: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, Volume III

Kees van der Pijl

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780745323183 Published January 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Concluding the acclaimed and award-winning trilogy on 'Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy', this is a magisterial historical sociology of International Relations theory.

In The Discipline of Western Supremacy Kees van der Pijl argues that, from the late European Middle Ages, Anglophone thinkers articulated an imperial world-view which was adopted by aspirant elites elsewhere. Nation-state formation under the auspices of the English-speaking West has henceforth informed thinking about international affairs. After decolonisation the study of comparative politics continued to develop under those same auspices as part of a comprehensive framework.

This book, the first of its kind, aims to provide a complete overview of mainstream International Relations as a set of theories which translate Western supremacy into intellectual hegemony.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Empire and Nationality in the Pax Britannica
2. The Crusade for Democracy and World Politics
3. Cold War Discipline in International Relations
4. The Pax Americana and National Liberation
5. The Crisis of International Discipline
References
Index

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