This book argues that the status deficiency that results from the loss of a nation's favoured position in one hierarchy promotes a need among citizens to search for alternative means of delineating their country's status. This book sheds light on the intersection of identity construction, perceptions of others and violence.
'In this ambitious book, Frank Rusciano brings his unique expertise on
world opinion to bear on the critical issues of national identity and the
supposed war of civilizations - with thought-provoking and sobering
- Christopher Hill, Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge