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.

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.

Homo Sociologicus

Author: Ralf Dahrendorf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531173771

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Der "Homo Sociologicus" ist ein Klassiker der Soziologie. Mit einem Nachwort von Heinz Abels. "Das Vergnügen, das die Lektüre des schlanken Bandes noch immer bereitet, sei den Studenten gegönnt [...]." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 19.1.2007 "Ralf Dahrendorfs vor bald einem halben Jahrhundert erschienenen ‚Homo Sociologicus' ein klassikverdächtiges Buch zu nennen, wäre eine Untertreibung. [...] Der schmalen Schrift ist es nicht unwesentlich zu verdanken, dass der Begriff der sozialen Rolle auch in der deutschsprachigen Soziologie heimisch hat werden können [...]." Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1./2.7.2006

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.

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.

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.

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.


Leitfaden zum Verständnis der einzigen noch verbliebenen Supermacht der Welt

Author: William Blum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897065307


Page: 328

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USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law

Author: N.A

Publisher: USAK Books

ISBN: 9786050044010

Category: International law

Page: 539

View: 3351

Britain, Europe and National Identity

Self and Other in International Relations

Author: J. Gibbins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376341

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7844

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.

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.

Die österreichische Identität im Wandel

Author: Susanne Frölich-Steffen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Austria

Page: 307

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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

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.

Modernity and National Identity in the United States and East Asia, 1895-1919

Author: Carol C. Chin

Publisher: New Studies in U.S. Foreign Re


Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Offering analysis of US-East Asian relations, this text examines the connections between culture & nationhood, including the gendered nature of concepts like modernity & the role of women in the construction & projection of a nation's identity.

Discovering Chinese Nationalism in China

Modernization, Identity, and International Relations

Author: Yongnian Zheng

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521645904

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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

State Identities and the Homogenisation of Peoples

Author: Heather Rae

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797085

Category: History

Page: 351

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Heather Rae examines how state leaders use the victimisation of minorities to legitimise their authority.

Mexico on Film

National Identity & International Relations

Author: Armida De la Garza

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 9780954316167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 9398

This work looks at representations of "Mexicanity" in Mexican cinema and also in Hollywood throughout the 20th century and beyond, arguing that the international context plays at least as important a role as ethnicity, religion, and language in the construction of images of the national self.

Identities in International Relations

Author: Jill Krause,Neil Renwick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349251941

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 674

By focusing on issues of identity, this study offers a radically new approach to the understanding and explanation of international relations. The text critiques dominant approaches to identity in international relations and highlights the complexity of forms of identification and allegiance in the contemporary world. The text raises issues and concerns common to many areas of the social sciences. Student involvement throughout the book's production has ensured that the book is written in an accessible style. It will therefore appeal to a wide readership.

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