Segmented Communities in the Global South: Where Do IR Argentine Scholars Publish and Why?

Segmented Communities in the Global South: Where Do IR Argentine Scholars Publish and Why?

By Florencia Montal, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Gino Pauselli, University of Pennsylvania and Patricio Yamin, Universidad de San Andrés

Claims about international relations and political science more broadly becoming more globalized coexist with enduring critiques of the discipline being dominated by scholars from wealthier Western countries. This article leverages data on publication patterns between 2008 and 2020 in the Argentine IR community, which we believe is a relevant and potentially representative sample from the Global South, to show that the discipline is becoming more globalized yet also more segmented. We argue that this segmentation is a product of unequal participation in social and professional networks. The norms and information that circulate through these networks shape the inclination as well as the ability of Global South scholars to join a globalizing discipline.

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