Bandung 60 years on: Rrevolt and resilience in international society

Devetak, Richard, Dunne, Tim and Nurhayati, Ririn Tri (2016) Bandung 60 years on: Rrevolt and resilience in international society. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70 4: 358-373. doi:10.1080/10357718.2016.1155201

Author Devetak, Richard
Dunne, Tim
Nurhayati, Ririn Tri
Title Bandung 60 years on: Rrevolt and resilience in international society
Journal name Australian Journal of International Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-332X
Publication date 2016-04-19
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10357718.2016.1155201
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 70
Issue 4
Start page 358
End page 373
Total pages 16
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines the extent to which international society has been able to accommodate challenges such as the mid twentieth-century ‘revolt against the West’ and the twenty-first-century rise of new (especially non-Western) great powers. The Bandung conference of 1955 has commonly been seen as posing a threat to the fabric of international society by proliferating cultural and political differences. The authors show, on the contrary, that the political project of anti-colonialism and peaceful coexistence expressed at Bandung was actually consistent with a pluralist conception of international society, even if Western powers and intellectuals at the time failed to notice. The non-Western countries represented at Bandung were intent on expunging international society of the structures and practices of racism and colonialism so as to strengthen the foundations of a pluralistic international society better able to accommodate cultural and political differences.
Keyword Anti-colonialism
International order
International society
Revolt against the West
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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