10-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Annual International Studies Convention 2014 is organized by the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), in collaboration with various universities from 21 to 23 December 2014 at the Convention Centre, New Delhi, India, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Concept Note: Power, Resistance and justice in the international system: perspectives from the South
The international system is conventionally understood in relation to the underlying material and normative structures that reflect the distribution of power, institutions and value. But international politics is short of these materials and normative structures. The diversity of resistance and struggle since the advent of such systems, in many ways a response to the prevailing injustice and inequalities in the international system. This is an attempt to change the power imbalance in the system.
Traditionally, inter-state relations and 'hard power' exclusive focus in international relations; Today's concepts of "soft power" and "smart power" introduced by theorists to describe the variation in the forms of power manifests itself. Also the study of power is no longer limited to the United States, but covers a number of players that transnational corporations, NGOs, inter-governmental organizations, networks and people's movements. Moreover, the concept studied in the IR is not that military power alone, but also as the power of economic, social, cultural and technological, information and digital worlds. For example, it is recognized that the asymmetry of information affects the power relations between players. Most reputable binaries IR'Nord '&' South ',' rule makers' and 'rule-takers',' donors' and 'recipients', "state" and "voluntary"-is characterized by power differentials.
The figure gone global transformations have created Oldenburg in multiple forms and at multiple levels while at the same time, contenting stations have influenced, if not defined, the further course of the transformation of the international system. This cycle of transformation and Oldenburg in the realm of international relations is driven by the following question: how the ability to make the transformation live? (current); in what forms do Oldenburg transformation manifest itself and what effect? (resistance) and what should be the natural transformations that happen in the international system? (justice).