This exciting new textbook challenges the implicit notions inherent in most existing International Relations (IR) scholarship and instead presents the subject as seen from different vantage points in the global South.

Divided into four sections, (1) the IR discipline, (2) key concepts and categories, (3) global issues and (4) IR futures, it examines the ways in which world politics have been addressed by traditional core approaches and explores the limitations of these treatments for understanding both Southern and Northern experiences of the "international." The book encourages readers to consider how key ideas have been developed in the discipline, and through systematic interventions by contributors from around the globe, aims at both transforming and enriching the dominant terms of scholarly debate.

This empowering, critical and reflexive tool for thinking about the diversity of experiences of international relations and for placing them front and center in the classroom will help professors and students in both the global North and the global South envision the world differently. In addition to general, introductory IR courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels it will appeal to courses on sociology and historiography of knowledge, globalization, neoliberalism, security, the state, imperialism and international political economy.

chapter 1|14 pages


International Relations from the global South

part 2|144 pages


chapter 5|20 pages

Order, ordering and disorder

chapter 6|18 pages

The international

chapter 7|24 pages

War and conflict

chapter 8|22 pages

State and sovereignty

chapter 10|16 pages


chapter 11|22 pages

Foreign policy

part 3|96 pages


chapter 12|19 pages


chapter 13|19 pages


chapter 14|16 pages


chapter 15|21 pages


part 4|26 pages


chapter 17|24 pages

South–South talk