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date: 07 October 2022

International Relations (IR) in Colombialocked

International Relations (IR) in Colombialocked

  • Carolina Cepeda-MásmelaCarolina Cepeda-MásmelaCiencia Politica y relaciones internacionales, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  •  and Arlene B. TicknerArlene B. TicknerSchool of Political Science, Government and International Relations, Universidad del Rosario

Summary

Assessing the International Relations (IR) discipline in Colombia requires deep description of key aspects related to its genealogy, the nature of its scholars and research, and its community structure. IR in Colombia grew out of practical concerns about the creation of adequate human and institutional resources needed to analyze world affairs and Colombian foreign policy. As the field expanded and consolidated, the IR professoriate became more robust and diverse in terms of thematic and geographical trends in research and increased levels of integration at the national and international levels. Several factors have figured prominently in shaping the discipline in Colombia, including the academic training and professional focus of IR scholars, foreign policy interests of the Colombian state, internationalization processes in academia, financial and institutional constraints on research, and patterns of interaction between scholars and policy makers. IR studies in Colombia have not been thoroughly explored, and broad description both allows for a preliminary explanation of their general character and highlights the need for greater reflection about the field’s evolution, shape, and challenges.

Subjects

  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations Theory
  • Pedagogy

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