Epistemic hegemony: the Western straitjacket and post-colonial scars in academic publishing

Author
Orion Noda
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (RBPI)
Volume
63
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Institution
Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI)
Abstract
The field of International Relations (IR) is barely ‘international’. Scholars have voiced their concerns and as a result, we have witnessed calls for diversity and inclusion in IR, be it in publication or in syllabi. Notwithstanding, the misrepresentation of non-Western scholars in the production of knowledge is significant. This article sheds light on the dynamics of publishing from a non-Western perspective and reinforces Post-Colonial epistemological critiques in IR. Based on the latest dataset from the International Studies Association (ISA)’s journals, this article argues that the current setting of IR journals is not suited for and receptive of non-Western scholars and epistemologies.
Topic
International Relations, Post Colonialism, Academia, Publishing
Political Geography
Global Focus