POSTSTRUCTURALISM AND ITS PRACTICAL RELEVANCE IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Jurnal Asia Pacific Studies. 2020;3(2):121-129 DOI 10.33541/japs.v3i2.1319

 

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Journal Title: Jurnal Asia Pacific Studies

ISSN: 2580-6378 (Print); 2580-7048 (Online)

Publisher: International Relations Study Program

Society/Institution: Christian University of Indonesia

LCC Subject Category: Political science: International relations

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: English, Indonesian

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Rifki Dermawan (Universitas Andalas)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

There are many different theories and approaches in international relations studies. They emerge as tools to understand world politics as well as to prevent the occurrence of wars and conflicts. Poststructuralism is one of them. This article addresses the practical relevance of poststructuralism in international politics. It looks at the role of poststructuralism, which provides a novel view on international issues in the globalized era. There are three major focuses of this paper. First, the discussion on the concept of sovereignty and state in a modern world. Second, the role of discourse in the poststructuralism theoretical framework. Third, the function of poststructuralism as a meta-theoretical critique in international relations. This article concludes that poststructuralism is practically useful in the study of international politics.