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The Politics of Translation in International Relations

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Scrutinizes the politics of translation in International Relations

  • Explores translation of concepts between theoretical approaches, translation in to other languages, and the translation of theory to practice

  • Includes chapters from leading scholars in the field

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in International Relations (PSIR)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. The Politics of Translation in International Relations

    • Zeynep Gulsah Capan, Filipe dos Reis, Maj Grasten
    Pages 1-19
  3. Translation and the Politics of (Disciplinary) Language

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
  4. Translating International Relations (IR)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173
  5. Reflections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235
    2. The Contingency of Translation

      • Oliver Kessler
      Pages 237-243
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 257-266

About this book

This volume concerns the role and nature of translation in global politics. Through the establishment of trade routes, the encounter with the ‘New World’, and the circulation of concepts and norms across global space, meaning making and social connections have unfolded through practices of translating. While translation is core to international relations it has been relatively neglected in the discipline of International Relations. The Politics of Translation in International Relations remedies this neglect to suggest an understanding of translation that transcends language to encompass a broad range of recurrent social and political practices. The volume provides a wide variety of case studies, including financial regulation, gender training programs, and grassroot movements. Contributors situate the politics of translation in the theoretical and methodological landscape of International Relations, encompassing feminist theory, de- and post-colonial theory, hermeneutics, post-structuralism, critical constructivism, semiotics, conceptual history, actor-network theory and translation studies. The Politics of Translation in International Relations furthers and intensifies a cross-disciplinary dialogue on how translation makes international relations.

Keywords

  • Politics of translation
  • International relations
  • IR
  • global orders
  • Language
  • Power
  • Subjectivity
  • Language in international relations
  • Translating Across Fields of Practice

Reviews

“Overall, the book is an exceptional contribution to existing literature on several counts. ... it effectively demonstrates that translation ... . the use of carefully selected case studies from a range of IR sub domains successfully anchors the book's ambitious theoretical reach and scope. Overall, an interesting and recommended read for all scholars in the field of language and politics." (Kanglong Liu, Journal of Language and Politics, Vol. 21 (1), 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law, Social Sciences & Economics, University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

    Zeynep Gulsah Capan

  • Department of International Relations and International Organization, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Filipe dos Reis

  • Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Maj Grasten

About the editors

Zeynep Gulsah Capan is Lecturer at the University of Erfurt, Germany. Her research focuses on history and historiography, de- and postcolonial thought, and Eurocentrism.

Filipe dos Reis is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and International Organization, University of Groningen, Netherlands. His current research focuses on the history and politics of international law, imperial Germany, and maps.

Maj Grasten is Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Her research sits at the intersection of Socio-Legal Studies and Global Governance, with particular focus on international organizations and legal bodies, experts and knowledge production in international law, and the legal foundations of markets.

 


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