The conception of writing an “Alternative IR” has unleashed me –for a brief moment- from the constraints of ‘standard’ norms and practices. I wish to employ this brief moment of freedom in ‘writing’ a response that would exhibit a methodological, ontological, and epistemological in...
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...nd justice,” anti-colonial IR,” and, “politics of postcolonial engagement” entails perpetual struggle against Western imperial project at every front. Struggle against knowledge production, against identity creation, against globalization, and against global injustice. It is, therefore, time to halt ‘free fall,’ open our eyes and realize that we are far from our project. We are still confined in western ways of knowledge production and practices. Despite my best effort to free myself from imperial standards, and norms, I end up writing a Western-styled piece. Maybe, because I do not have any concrete alternative to look to and take guidance from. What we need is our own alternatives. Our own modes of knowledge production, identities, standards and practices that are more humane, sensitive and relevant to us.
Inyatullah, N. Post colonial IR.
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