The postcolonial perspective : Why we need to decolonize norms

  title={The postcolonial perspective : Why we need to decolonize norms},
  author={C. Epstein},
  • C. Epstein
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Norms have become part of IR’s established tool-kit for analysing the behaviour of international actors that is driven, not merely by a concern for self-interest maximisation, but by a ‘logic of appropriateness’ (March and Olsen 1998). Norms, or, in Martha Finnemore and Katheryn Sikkink’s (1998, 894) classic definition, ‘shared ideas, expectations and beliefs about appropriate behaviour’ are ‘what gives the world structure, order and stability’. They oil the workings of international… CONTINUE READING
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