chapter  1
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Limits of theorising about IR and security

Chapter 1 considers the limits of our theorising about International Relations and security in inquiring into others’ conceptions of the international, namely: ethnocentrism, parochialism and Eurocentrism. Each section of the chapter focuses on one such limit and highlights its implications for theorising about security. Before proceeding, let me address one question that is frequently raised by mainstream students of the field.