An embarrassment of changes: International Relations and the COVID-19 pandemic

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    The COVID-19 pandemic poses fundamental challenges to the ways that the discipline of International Relations makes sense of our world. Framing the pandemic as both a social disaster and as part of an ongoing polycrisis, this work argues that existing responses to COVID-19 are, whatever their insights, partial and limited, predicated on assumptions about how we know the world now shown to be problematic. This situation calls less for some defined incremental change and more for a period of uncomfortable disciplinary reflection on the boundaries, purposes and value structures that shape IR.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)150-168
    JournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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