The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought

The Exclusions of Civilization

Indigenous Peoples in the Story of International Society

Authors: Pearcey, Mark

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  • Provides a critical historical analysis of a European discourse on civilization and its role in shaping the relations between indigenous peoples and international society
  • Enters the English School into dialogue with postcolonial theory to advance the literature on the evolution and expansion of international society
  • Generates fresh insight into the discursive, and historical constitution of contemporary international relations
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This book builds upon an inter-disciplinary body of literature to detail the centrality of European colonialism and imperialism in the constitution of modern international relations. A critical historical analysis that challenges conventional assumptions about the evolution and expansion of international society, it addresses the interconnections between the European and non-European sides of that history. Pearcey argues that features of European expansion were guided by a discourse on civilization, one that subsumed the uncivilized Other within the boundaries of the civilized Self. Doing so, civilization enabled a process of “exclusion by inclusion”, whereby many of the world’s indigenous peoples were gradually excluded from the “international” by being subsumed within the “domestic.” Challenging conventional assumptions about the evolution and expansion of international society, especially those of the English School, this book contributes to central debates in International Relations theory.

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Mark Pearcey lectures on global politics and international relations at Carleton University, Canada. He obtained a PhD in Political Science at Carleton University.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Exclusions of Civilization
Book Subtitle
Indigenous Peoples in the Story of International Society
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52862-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52862-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52861-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 155
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