Theory and methodology of international relations
Amuhaya C.A. —
International Relations as a field of study in Universities in Kenya
// International relations.
– 2019. – № 1.
– P. 1 - 8.
DOI: 10.7256/2454-0641.2019.1.28674 URL: https://en. nbpublish.com/library_read_article.php?id=28674
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Africa is taking a new centre stage on global issues sparking debates about Africa’s place in international relations. This new interest has led to current researchers addressing the gap especially on its History and its contribution to world politics that is mainly addressed through International Relations. This is so as most was written by past scholars who had a Eurocentric conception and invention of Africa. As such, books like ‘Recentering Africa in International relations” has recently been written generating a lot of discourse in the field. “By way of epistemological critique, we seek to rethink the discipline of international relations by foregrounding the experiences of Africa to historical and ongoing processes of world order and global power, interrogating the power dynamics and epistemological configurations of the discipline and the fetishes of its dominant practitioners.” . It is against this backdrop that this article will analyse international relations course in Kenya and fill the gaps in the understanding of the course as a current field of study in the country based on its historical changes. Through this the author will show that Africa and indeed a country like Kenya is deeply embedded in the Western education system and it’s in need of a complete overhaul in order for it to create its own imprint in International Relations.
Research, Africa, Study, Education, Universities, International Relations, Kenya, Researchers, Courses, Colonisation
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