Introduction: Theory as ideology in International Relations

Benjamin Martill, Sebastian Schindler

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Abstract

What is the relationship between theoretical knowledge and political ideology? Ever a concern of social theory, this question may be posed with renewed urgency today. New lines of global political conflict have brought into view fundamentally different conceptions of international politics, and the neutrality of academic expertise has increasingly come to be questioned by political actors. Both developments point to the need for greater reflexivity about the role of international theory in the world. Taking stock of the literature in International Relations, our introductory chapter lays out the broader framework for enquiring into theory-as-ideology. We distinguish three crucial tasks of such enquiry and introduce the three corresponding sections of the volume.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory as Ideology in International Relations
Subtitle of host publicationThe Politics of Knowledge
EditorsBenjamin Martill, Sebastian Schindler
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429021008
ISBN (Print)9780367074944
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameWorlding Beyond the West

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