BOOK REVIEW: Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders

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Abstract

In the last decade, there has been a growing interest in Global International Relations (IR), which calls for a non-Western approach to IR, an endeavor that has produced several books and articles. One recent such work is Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders by Ayşe Zarakol in 2022. This book differs from other studies on Global IR with its alternative narrative based on the Chingissid world order, which challenges Eurocentrism from an Asian angle with the help of the IR terminology that we use today.

Keywords

Global IR, Chingissid world order, Eurocentrism

Citation

Hasan Basri Barıt, “Ayşe Zarakol, Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2022)”, Uluslararasi Iliskiler, Advanced Online Publication, 7 July 2023, pp. 1-3.

Affiliations

  • Hasan Basri Barıt, Ph.D. Student, Department of International Relations, Koç University, İstanbul
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