University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Emilian Kavalski 

Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in China-Eurasia Relations and International Studies, School of International Studies

Emilian Kavalski

 

Personal details

Contact

Room 320, Trent Building  
University of Nottingham, Ningbo
Telephone: 8818 0000 - 8913
Email Address: emilian.kavalski@nottingham.edu.cn

Qualifications

PhD – Loughborough University, UK 
MA – University of Warwick, UK 
Magister – University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Biography

Emilian Kavalski is the Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in China-Eurasia Relations and International Studies. Prior to joining UNNC, Emilian worked at the Australian Catholic University and the Western Sydney University both in Sydney (Australia). Emilian has also held research positions at the Institute for Political Studies, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Aalborg University (Denmark), the Institute for the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr Universitat-Bochum (Germany), the Rachel Carson Center (Germany), the Graduate Institute of International Politics, the National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Osaka University (Japan), the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University (Taiwan), as well as the Andrew Mellon Fellowship position at the American Institute for Indian Studies (New Delhi, India), and the I.W.Killam Postdoctoral position at the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta (Canada). Emilian is also the book series editor for Routledge’s ‘Rethinking Asia and International Relations’ series and the Central and West Asia Regional Editor for the journal Asian Studies Review.

Teaching and learning

Research

Expertise Summary

International Relations theory, Security Studies, global connectivity projects, (new) regionalism, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Belt and Road Initiative, NATO, EU foreign policy, Chinese Foreign Policy, Indian Foreign Policy, Central Asian affairs, East European politics, Europe-Asia relations, complexity thinking

Research Interests

Emilian is currently working on the globalization/ worlding/ decentralization of International Relations theory and practice as a result of the growing prominence of non-Western (especially, Asian) international actors and the noticeable impact of global climate change. In particular, he explores   (i) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions; and (ii)the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors. Emilian contends that in both these areas the concept and practices of relationality have important implications for the ways in which global life is approached, explained, and understood.

ORCID Accounthttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-0364-9599

Publications

Monographs

Kavalski, E. (2018). The Guanxi of Relational International Theory. Routledge.

Kavalski, E. (2012), Central Asia and the Rise of Normative Powers: Contextualizing the Security Governance of the European Union, China, and India. Bloomsbury.

Kavalski, E. (2010), India and Central Asia: The Mythmaking and International Relations of a Rising Power. I.B. Tauris.

Kavalski, E. (2008), Extending the European Security Community: Constructing Peace in the Balkans. I.B. Tauris.

Edited Volumes:

Cudworth, E.; Hobden, S. and Kavalski, E. (2018), Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations. Routledge.

Walton, D. and Kavalski, E. (2017) Power Transition in Asia. Routledge.

Kavalski, E. (2015), World Politics at the Edge of Chaos: Reflections on Complexity and Global Life. State University of New York Press.

Kavalski, E. (2015), Encounters with World Affairs: An Introduction to International Relations. Routledge.

Kavalski, E. and Horesh, N. (2014), Asian Thought on China’s Changing International Relations. Palgrave.

Kavalski, E. (2012), The Asghate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy. Routledge.

Kavalski, E. (2010), The New Central Asia: The Regional Impact of International Actors. World Scientific.

Kavalski, E. (2010), Stable Outside, Fragile Inside? Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia. Routledge.

Kavalski, E. (2009), China and the Global Politics of Regionalization. Routledge.

Kavalski, E. and Zolkos, M. (2008),Defunct Federalisms: Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure. Routledge.

Articles:

Kavalski, E. and Cho, Y.C. (2018), ‘The European Union in Central Eurasia: Still Searching for Strategy’. Asia Europe Journal 16(1), 51-63

Kavalski, E. (2017), ‘Normative Power Europe and Normative Power China Compared: Towards a Relational Knowledge-Production in International Relations’, Korean Political Science Review 51(6), 147-170.

Kavalski, E. (2017), ‘Recognizing normative state action in international life’, Political Studies Review 15(2), 231-242.

Kavalski, E. (2016), ‘Relationality and Its Chinese Characteristics’China Quarterly 226, 551-559.

Kavalski, E. (2016), ‘The EU-India Strategic Partnership: Neither Very Strategic, nor Much of a Partnership’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29(1): 192-208.

Kavalski, E. (2016), ‘More of the Same: An Unpredictable Trump Foreign Policy in an Unpredictable Central Asia’, Monde Chinois 4(48): 111-18.

Kavalski, E. and Cho, Y. C. (2015), Governing Uncertainty in Turbulent TimesComparative Sociology 14(3), 429-44.

Kavalski, E. (2014), ‘The Shadows of Normative Power in Asia: Framing the International Agency of China, India, and Japan’, Pacific Focus 29(3): 303 – 328.

Kavalski, E. (2013), ‘The Struggle for Recognition of Normative Powers: Normative Power Europe and Normative Power China in Context’, Cooperation and Conflict, 48(2), 247 – 267.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Brand India or “Pax Indica”? The Myth of Assertive Posturing in India’s Post-1998 Foreign Policy Making’, Harvard Asia Quarterly, 14(2), 44 – 50.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Waking IR up from its ‘deep Newtonian slumber”, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 41(1), 137 – 150.

Kavalski, E. (2011), ‘From the Cold War to Global Warming: Observing Complexity in IR’, Political Studies Review, 19 (1), 1 – 12.

Kavalski, E. (2010), ‘Shanghaied into Cooperation: Framing China’s Socialization of Central Asia’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 45(2), 131 – 145.

Kavalski, E. (2009), ‘Timescapes of Security: Clocks, Clouds, and the Complexity of Security Governance’, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, 65(7), 527 – 551.

Kavalski, E. (2008), ‘The Complexity of Global Security Governance: An Analytical Overview’, Global Society, 22(4), 423 – 443.

Kavalski, E. and Zolkos, M. (2007), ‘The Hoax of War: The Foreign Policy Discourses of Poland and Bulgaria on Iraq’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 15(3), 377 – 394.

Kavalski, E. (2007), ‘The Fifth Debate and the Emergence of Complex International Relations Theory: Notes on the Application of Complexity Theory to the Study of International Life’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20(3), 435 – 454.

Book chapters

Cudworth, E.; Hobden, S. and Kavalski, E. (2018), ‘Framing the Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations’, in E. Cudworth, S. Hobden, and E. Kavalski, (eds), Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations. Routledge, 1-14.

Kavalski, E.; Hobden, S. and Cudworth, E. (2018), ‘Beyond the Anthropocentric Partitioning of the World’, in E. Cudworth, S. Hobden, and E. Kavalski, (eds), Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations. Routledge, 277-290.

Kavalski, E. (2017), Whether Power Transition and Whither if One’, in D. Walton and E. Kavalski (eds), Power Transition in Asia. Routledge, 207-221.

Kavalski, E. (2016), ‘The European Union in the Heartland: A Normative Power Looking for a Strategy in Central Eurasia’, in A. Saikal and K. Nourzhanov (eds), Afghanistan and Its Neighbours after the NATO Withdrawal, Lexington Books, 195-210.

Kavalski, E. and Zolkos, M. (2016) ‘The Recognition of Nature in International Relations’ in P. Hayden and K. Schick (eds), Recognition and Global Politics. Manchester University Press. 139-156.

Kavalski, E. (2015), ‘India’s Bufircated Look to Central Eurasia: Central Asia and Afghanistan’ in D. Malone, C. Raja Mohan, and S. Raghvan (eds), Oxford Handbook on Indian Foreign Policy. Oxford University Press, 424-436.

Kavalski, E. (2015), ‘Inside/Outside and Around: Observing the Complexity of Global Life’ in E. Kavalski (ed) World Politics at the Edge of Chaos: Reflections on Complexity and Global Life. State University of New York Press. 1-27.

Kavalski, E. (2015), ‘Complexifying IR: Disturbing the “Deep Newtonian Slumber” of the Mainstream’ in E. Kavalski (ed), World Politics at the Edge of Chaos. State University of New York Press. 253-271.

Kavalski, E. (2015),‘Observing and Encountering Global Life’ in E. Kavalski (ed), Encounters with World Affairs. Routledge. 1-11.

Kavalski, E. (2015), ‘What Next for the Study and Practice of World Affairs’ in E. Kavalski (ed), Encounters with World Affairs. Routledge. 415-423.

Kavalski, E. (2015), ‘The European Union and India: Birds of a Feather or Frenemies for Ever?’ in P.Winand, A. Benvenuti and M.Guderzo (eds), The External Relations of the European Union. Peter Lang. 151-166.

Kavalski, E. (2014), ’Recognizing Chinese IR Theory’ in N. Horesh and E.Kavalski (eds), Asian Thought on China’s Changing International Relations. Palgrave. 230-248.

Kavalski, E. (2013), ‘Chinese Normative Communities of Practice’ in X. Li (ed), China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations. Routledge. 49-70.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Universal Values and Geopolitical Interests: China and India in the Global Competition’ in N. Genov (ed), Global Trends and Regional Development. Routledge. 280-296.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Acting Politically in Global Life: Security and Its Logic of Resilience’ in D.Walton (ed), Contending Views on International Security. Nova Publishers. 87-101.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Engaging China and Its Foreign Policy’ in E. Kavalski (ed), Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy. Routledge. 1-19.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Whither China and Its Foreign Policy’ in E. Kavalski (ed), Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy. Routledge. 413-423.

Kavalski, E. (2011), ‘Looking North: Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’ in D. Scott (ed), A Handbook of India’s International Relations. Routledge. 201-210.

Kavalski, E. (2010), ‘An Elephant in a China Shop? India’s “Look North” to Central Asia… Seeing Only China’ in M. Laruelle et al. (eds), China and India in Central Asia. Palgrave. 41-60.

Kavalski, E. (2010), ‘The International Politics of Fusion and Fissure in the Awkward States of Post-Soviet Central Asia’ in E. Kavalski (ed), Stable Outside, Fragile Inside? Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia. Routledge. 3-33.

Kavalski, E. (2009), ‘The Grass Was Always Greener in the Past: Re-Nationalizing Bulgaria’s Return to Europe’ in I. Karolewski and A. Suszycki (eds), Nationalism in Contemporary Europe. Lexington Books. 219-244.

Kavalski, E. (2009), ‘“Do as I Do:” The Global Politics of China’s Regionalization’ in E. Kavalski (ed), China and the Global Politics of Regionalization. Routledge. 1-17

Kavalski, E. (2009), ‘Making a Region Out of a Continent? China’s Regionalization of Africa’ in E. Kavalski (ed), China & the Global Politics of Regionalization. Routledge. 177-190.