Search Results: national-identities-and-international-relations

National Identities and International Relations

Author: Richard Ned Lebow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316721078

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Identity is the master variable for many constructivist scholars of international politics. In this comparative study, Richard Ned Lebow shows that states do not have identities any more than people do. Leaders, peoples, and foreign actors seek to impose national identifications consistent with their political projects and psychological needs. These identifications are multiple, fluid and rise in importance as a function of priming and context. Leaders are at least as likely to invoke national identifications as rationalizations for policies pursued for other reasons as they are to be influenced by them. National identifications are nevertheless important because they invariably stress the alleged uniqueness of a people and its country, and are a principal means of seeking status and building self-esteem. Lebow tracks the relative appeal of these principles, the ways in which they are constructed, how they influence national identifications, and how they in turn affect regional and international practices.

National Identity and Foreign Policy

Nationalism and Leadership in Poland, Russia and Ukraine

Author: Ilya Prizel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576970

Category: Political Science

Page: 443

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Examining the recent history of Poland, Russia and Ukraine, this book examines how national identity affects foreign policy decisions.

Homo Sociologicus

Ein Versuch zur Geschichte, Bedeutung und Kritik der Kategorie der sozialen Rolle

Author: Ralf Dahrendorf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531902164

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

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Der "Homo Sociologicus" ist einer der wichtigsten und einflussreichsten sozialwissenschaftlichen Texte der letzten 50 Jahre. Zur Neuauflage ist ein neues Vorwort von Lord Ralf Dahrendorf angefügt.

Ideology and National Identity in Post-communist Foreign Policies

Author: Rick Fawn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714655178

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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A comparative analysis of the foreign policies of eight post-communist states which considers the extent to which official communist ideology has been replaced by nationalism and establishes how these states express their national identities through foreign policy.

Die österreichische Identität im Wandel

Author: Susanne Frölich-Steffen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Austria

Page: 307

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Press Images, National Identity, and Foreign Policy

A Case Study of U.S.-Japan Relations from 1955-1995

Author: Catherine A. Luther

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415932189

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This work examines how national identities and political-economic structure may shape press images of nations, and how such images may be related to the kind of governmental policies that are initiated within the context of international relations.

Navigating Modernity

Postcolonialism, Identity, and International Relations

Author: Albert J. Paolini

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878757

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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This text presents Albert Paolini's assessment of personal and political dimensions of postcolonialism. He was concerned with the connections among postcolonialism, globalization, and modernity, and offers statements of those connections to be undertaken in the field of international relations.

China's Quest for National Identity

Author: Lowell Dittmer,Samuel S. Kim

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801480645

Category: History

Page: 305

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In search of a theory of national identity / Lowell Dittmer, Samuel S. Kim -- National identity in premodern China : formation and role enactment / Michael Ng-Quinn -- Chinese national identity and the strong state : the late Qing-Republican crisis / Michael H. Hunt -- Rites or beliefs? The construction of a unified culture in late imperial China / James L. Watson -- Change and continuity in Chinese cultural identity : the filial ideal and the transformation of an ethic / Richard W. Wilson -- China's intellectuals in the Deng era : loss of identity with the state / Merle Goldman, Perry Link, Su Wei -- China coast identities : regional, national, and global / Lynn White, Li Cheng -- China as a third world state : foreign policy and official national identity / Peter Van Ness -- China's multiple identities in east Asia : China as a regional force / Robert A. Scalapino -- Whither China's quest for national identity? / Sammuel S. Kim, Lowell Dittmer

Indian Identity Narratives and the Politics of Security

Author: Gitika Commuri

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 8132105214

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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This book provides a fresh insight into the role of identity in international and national relations and policy. The book presents a discourse on national identity in India, the events from 1990-2003, and how these have influenced the engagement of India with others, especially with Pakistan and China. In this process, it reveals several surprising insights, along with the challenges that confront the country.

Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Author: Shibley Telhami,Michael N. Barnett

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487453

Category: History

Page: 207

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Shibley Telhami and Michael Barnett, together with experts on Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Syria, explore how the formation and transformation of national and state identities affect the foreign policy behavior of Middle Eastern states.

Social Construction of International Politics

Identities & Foreign Policies, Moscow, 1955 and 1999

Author: Ted Hopf

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487910

Category: History

Page: 299

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In this deeply researched book Ted Hopf challenges contemporary theorizing about international relations. He advances what he believes is a commonsensical notion: a state's domestic identity has an enormous effect on its international policies. Hopf argues that foreign policy elites are inextricably bound to their own societies; in order to understand other states, they must first understand themselves. To comprehend Russian and Soviet foreign policy, "it is just as important to read what is being consumed on the Moscow subway as it is to conduct research in the Foreign Ministry archives," the author says.Hopf recreates the major currents in Russian/Soviet identity, reconstructing the "identity topographies" of two profoundly important years, 1955 and 1999. To provide insights about how Russians made sense of themselves in the post-Stalinist and late Yeltsin periods, he not only uses daily newspapers and official discourse, but also delves into works intended for mass consumption—popular novels, film reviews, ethnographic journals, high school textbooks, and memoirs. He explains how the different identities expressed in these varied materials shaped the worldviews of Soviet and Russian decisionmakers. Hopf finds that continuous renegotiations and clashes among competing domestic visions of national identity had a profound effect on Soviet and Russian foreign policy. Broadly speaking, Hopf shows that all international politics begins at home.

Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad

France and the United States, 1890–1970

Author: Whitney Walton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804773386

Category: History

Page: 280

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This book—the first long-term study of educational travel between France and the United States—suggests that, by studying abroad, ordinary people are constructively involved in international relations. Author Whitney Walton analyzes study abroad from the perspectives of the students, schools, governments, and NGOs involved and charts its changing purpose and meaning throughout the twentieth century. She shows how students' preconceptions of themselves, their culture, and the other nationality—particularly differences in gender roles—shaped their experiences and were transformed during their time abroad. This book presents Franco-American relations in the twentieth century as a complex mixture of mutual fascination, apprehension, and appreciation—an alternative narrative to the common framework of Americanization and anti-Americanism. It offers a new definition of internationalism as a process of questioning stereotypes, reassessing national identities, and acquiring a tolerance for and appreciation of difference.

Muslims in Global Politics

Identities, Interests, and Human Rights

Author: Mahmood Monshipouri

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081220283X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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In Egypt Islamists clash with secularists over religious and national identity, while in Turkey secularist ruling elites have chosen to accommodate Islamists in the name of democracy and reconciliation. As Islam spreads throughout the world, Muslims living in their traditional homelands and in the Western world are grappling with shifting identities. In all cases, understanding the dynamics of identity-based politics is critical to the future of Muslims and their neighbors across the globe. In Muslims in Global Politics, Mahmood Monshipouri examines the role identity plays in political conflicts in six Muslim nations—Egypt, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia—as well as in Muslim diaspora communities in Europe and North America. In each instance, he describes how conservatives, neofundamentalists, reformists, and secularists construct identity in different ways and how these identities play out in the political arena. With globalization, the demand for human rights continues to grow in the Muslim world, and struggles over modernity, authenticity, legitimacy, and rationality become increasingly important. Muslims in Global Politics deepens our understanding of how modern ideas and norms interact with the traditions of the Islamic world and, in turn, shows how human rights advocates can provide an alternative to militant Islamist movements.

Britain, Europe and National Identity

Self and Other in International Relations

Author: J. Gibbins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376341

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This study patterns national identity over a number of important historical milestones and brings the debates over Europe up-to-date with an analysis of recent happenings including the referendum on Scottish independence, the global economic crisis and the current crisis in Syria.

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

Author: Samuel S. Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461644526

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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This authoritative work explores the complex and evolving interplay among national, regional, and global forces influencing Northeast Asia's security, economy, and identity. Written by a team of leading scholars, the book presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. The authors' historically and culturally informed narratives help track and explain the changes and continuities of relationships within the region and with the United States and Russia. Concise and current, this book will be essential reading for all those concerned with the role of a changing Northeast Asia in world politics.

Soziologische Dimensionen der Identität

strukturelle Bedingungen für die Teilnahme an Interaktionsprozessen

Author: Lothar Krappmann

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608910216

Category: Ich-Identität - Interaktion

Page: 231

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British Foreign Policy, National Identity, and Neoclassical Realism

Author: Amelia Hadfield-Amkhan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205466

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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This groundbreaking study offers a genuinely multidisciplinary exploration of cultural influences on foreign policy. Through an innovative blend of historical analysis, neoclassical realist theory, and cultural studies, Amelia Hadfield-Amkhan shows how national identity has been a catalyst for British foreign policy decisions, helping the state to both define and defend itself. Representing key points of crisis, her case studies include the 1882 attempt to construct a tunnel to France, the 1982 Falklands War, and the 2003 decision to remain outside the Eurozone. The author argues that these events, marking the decline of a great power, have forced Britain into periods of deep self-reflection that are carved into its culture and etched into its policy stances on central issues of sovereignty, territorial integrity, international recognition, and even monetary policy.

Das Märchen der 672. Nacht und andere Erzählungen

Author: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783945007082


Page: 128

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Discovering Chinese Nationalism in China

Modernization, Identity, and International Relations

Author: Yongnian Zheng

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521645904

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

View: 812

Explores the revival of Chinese nationalism and analyses the ways in which the West deals with this phenomenon.

Die kulturelle Integration Europas

Author: Johannes Wienand,Christiane Wienand

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531925121

Category: Political Science

Page: 422

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Dieser Sammelband setzt sich mit den verschiedenen Formen kultureller Integration und Desintegration in Europa auseinander. Im Zentrum steht die Frage nach den Ausprägungen und Mechanismen dieser Phänomene: Unter welchen sozialen, politischen, normativen und symbolischen Voraussetzungen finden Integration und Desintegration in Europa statt? Welche Faktoren dynamisieren die Entwicklung? Wo liegen die Grenzen des Integrationspotenzials? Der interdisziplinäre Ansatz des Sammelbandes ermöglicht es, die Vielfalt politischer, kultureller und sozialer Reibungsflächen in Europa in ihrer Komplexität zu erfassen und so zu einem tieferen Verständnis der europäischen Integrations- und Desintegrationsprozesse beizutragen.

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