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Colonialism in international relations


The January issue of International Affairs explores race and imperialism in international relations, and launches a new series celebrating its centenary year.

It is quite something to be launching the January issue of International Affairs in this, our centenary year. The special issue, guest edited by Jasmine K. Gani and Jenna Marshall, looks at ‘Race and imperialism in International Relations: theory and practice’. 

Both race and imperialism remain controversial and, at times, uncomfortable areas for debate both within academia and in policy-making circles. As such they are frequently set aside and simply ignored.

Jasmine and Jenna have brought together a great collection to help rethink our understanding of international relations (IR). Their introduction to the issue highlights how colonial knowledge flows between academic and practitioner communities, and how we can move beyond it.

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