How Postcolonial is Post-Western IR? Understanding the International Politics of Russia and Central Asia

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 201812:00PM - 2:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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Scholars of International Relations have called for the creation of a post-Western IR that reflects the global and local contexts of the declining power and legitimacy of the West. Based on interviews with Russian and Central Asian political, economic, and cultural elites, the talk explores the emergence in a particular region of a new global politics of a post-Western type. In this context, a post-Western international politics is emerging with a postcolonial aspect but without the substantive mimicry and hybrid spaces characteristic of established postcolonial relations.


Ed Schatz


John Heathershaw
Associate Professor, University of Exeter

Ed Schatz
Associate Professor, University of Toronto

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