IR and the Need for Re-imagination: Concluding Remarks

  • Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira
Part of the Global Political Sociology book series (GLPOSO)


Besides shedding light to an almost entirely overlooked region in international studies—the Maghreb—the project has called attention to two recent and important movements within the discipline: the turn to narratives as both political and knowledge tools (Narrative IR) and the growing attention to non-Western thought in IR (non-Western IR or Global IR). In this concluding chapter, I return to the key concepts and arguments engaged throughout the book, including the relevance of literary and other narrative strategies, the question of the “I” voice in academic writing, and the contributions of non-Western approaches to the study of international and global affairs.


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  • Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Department of International RelationsPontifical Catholic University of Minas GeraisPoços de CaldasBrazil

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