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Understanding South Korean middle power diplomacy discourses through the concept of Sadae (serving the great)

Cho, Young Chul and Callahan, William A. ORCID: 0000-0001-6103-0586 (2022) Understanding South Korean middle power diplomacy discourses through the concept of Sadae (serving the great). Issues and Studies, 58 (4). ISSN 1013-2511

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Identification Number: 10.1142/S1013251122500060

Abstract

This study aims to examine South Korean middle power diplomacy discourses using premodern Korea's diplomatic thinking-cum-practice of sadae (serving the great) as a heuristic device. It is argued that current discourses of South Korea as a middle power resonate with sadae because they strive to secure the existing liberal international order led by the West and the United States. It also argues that it is both necessary and healthy for South Korean middle power diplomacy studies to denaturalize its self-evident faith in the existing liberal international order - a not universal but particular order among several possible others in history - with South Korea celebrating and appropriating liberal values. This would prepare South Korean middle power diplomacy research to tackle uncertainty, difference, and pluralism in global politics while producing more responsible and responsive scholarship in international relations.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/is
Additional Information: © 2022 Issues & Studies. World Scientific Publishing Company.
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 14:30
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 07:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/117764

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