Altaic Studies as a Possible Sponsor of International Relations

Altaic Studies as a Possible Sponsor of International Relations

Mihály Dobrovits

BHKKA (Center for Security and Defense Studies), Hungary

(59th Annual Meeting of the PIAC, 2016)

In our paper we intend to continue a long lasting discussion that hawe been initiated by Jacues Legrand (in Vladivostok) and continued by Oliver Corff (in Dunajská Streda) on the possible role of Altaic Studies as a sponsor of International Relations.

Our standpoint is that IR began its discussions on the area covered by Altaic Studies without consulting our academic activities and use a lot of misleading conceptions regarding this field. To avoid total misunderstanding, Altaic Studies should enter the academic discussions of International Relations and make clear what was the reality behind their misunderstood conceptions.

Keywords: Clan politics, sultanic regimes, tribalism, nation building.