Together with Inanna Hamati-Ataya from Aberystwyth University I am joining the editorial board of the Worlding Beyond the West Book Series published by Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group. The WBW series was initiated in 2008 by Arlene B. Tickner and Ole Waever to provide intellectual space for books which explore the role of geocultural factors in setting the concepts and epistemologies through which IR knowledge is produced. In particular, it seeks to identify alternatives for thinking about the “international” that are more in tune with local concerns and traditions outside the West and to put the disciplinary practices and structures of IR under empirical scrutiny. The series has published five books so far. From its first volume all are pioneering contributions to the discussion on non-Western IR and showcase innovative research in the sociology of the discipline of IR.
- (2014) Border Thinking on the Edges of the West. Crossing Over the Hellespont, By Andrew Davison
- (2013) Claiming the International. Edited by Arlene B. Tickner & David L. Blaney
- (2013) International Relations in France. Writing between Discipline and State. By Henrik Breitenbauch
- (2012) Thinking International Relations Differently. Edited by Arlene B. Tickner & David L. Blaney
- (2009) International Relations Scholarship Around the World. Edited by Arlene B. Tickner & Ole Wæver
The series will be jointly edited by Arlene B. Tickner, David Blaney, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Ole Waever, and me. Together we will further strengthen the series profile and success in publishing benchmark contributions in the fields of post-colonial IR, reflexive IR, the sociology of science and knowledge production in world politics which will provide answers to how we generate knowledge and thereby make the World.