EDITED BY DEEPSHIKHA SHAHI


In an effort to attain a ‘global’ character, the contemporary academic discipline of International Relations (IR) increasingly seeks to surpass its Eurocentric limits, thereby opening up pathways to incorporate non-Eurocentric worldviews. Lately, many of the non-Eurocentric worldviews have emerged which either engender a ‘derivative’ discourse of the same Eurocentric IR theories, or construct an ‘exceptionalist’ discourse which is particularly applicable to the narrow experiential realities of a native time-space zone: as such, they fall short of the ambition to produce a genuinely ‘non-derivative’ and ‘non-exceptionalist’ Global IR theory. Against this backdrop, Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations performs a multidisciplinary research to explore how ‘Sufism’ – as an established non-Western philosophy with a remarkable temporal-spatial spread across the globe – facilitates a creative intervention in the theoretical understanding of Global IR.


Part II: Debating Sufi ‘Oneness of Reality’: Insights from the Non-Western Worlds


4. The Potentials of the Sufi Idea of ‘Oneness of Reality’ in Global IR, Fait Muedini


5. Sufism and the Preservation of Syrian Spiritual Identity, Omar Imady


6. The Limits of the Sufi Idea of ‘Oneness of Reality’ in Global IR, Giuseppe Cecere


7. The Sufi Rhetoric in Contemporary Turkey: Find Peace in My Hegemony! Ayse Cavadar


8. ‘Textual-Contextual Tension’ in the Sufi Study of Global IR: Learning from Sudan, Meir Hatina

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