Our edited volume Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line has now been published. We asked some of the contributors to give us their thoughts on what has been (both deliberately and unwittingly) overlooked by the discipline of International Relations with regard to questions of race and racism; the challenges posed by (re)centring these vital questions; and how IR may atone for its implication in empire. At your service, Sankaran Krishna, Debra Thompson, Srdjan Vucetic and John Hobson.
Sankaran Krishna puts it this way: “postcolonial IR is anoxymoron – a contradiction in terms. To decolonise IR is to deschool oneself from the discipline in itscurrent dominant manifestations: to remember international relations, one needs to forget IR”.