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Language, Agency, and Politics in a Constructed World : International Relations in a Constructed World - Francois Debrix

Language, Agency, and Politics in a Constructed World

International Relations in a Constructed World

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Published: 31st May 2003
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Language matters in international relations. Constructivists have contributed the insight that global politics is shaped by the way agents narrate history and produce discourses about themselves and about the world. This insight has induced a profound reexamination of assumptions in the study of international relations. The contributors to this volume examine (Part I) the critical linguistic/discursive techniques of postmodernists and constructivists, and apply them (Part II) to international relations.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Linguistic Turn: Theories and Concepts
Language, Non-Foundationalism, International Relations
Parsing Personal Identity: Self, Other, Agent
Constructivist International Relations Theory and the Semantics of Performative Language
Breaking the Silence: Language and Method in International Relations
Three Ways of Spilling Blood
Language, Agency and Politics: Cases and Applications
Real Interdependence: Discursivity and Concursivity in International Politics
Criticism and Form: Speech Acts, Normativity, and the Postcolonial Gaze
The Difference that Language-Power Makes: Solving the Puzzle of the Suez Crisis
Conflicting Narratives, Conflicting Moralities: The United Nations and the Failure of Humanitarian Intervention
Language, Rules and Order: The “Westpolitik” Debate of Adenauer and Schumacher
“Ce n'est pas une Guerre”/This is not a War: The International Language and Practice of Political Violence
Bibliography
About the Editor and the Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780765610829
ISBN-10: 0765610825
Series: International Relations in a Constructed World
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st May 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4