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Origins of National Interests : Cass Series on Security Studies - Michael Spirtaz

Origins of National Interests

Cass Series on Security Studies

By: Michael Spirtaz (Editor), Glenn R. Chafetz (Editor), Benjamin Frankel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780714680484
Number Of Pages: 440

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The concept of "identity" has gained increasing currency in international relations scholarship, but it offers too many vague and imprecise definitions of the concepts that stand at its very core. Most of this scholarship does not go beyond the mere assertion that identity is important and that somehow, in one way or another, it plays a role in how many states define and pursue their national interests. As a consequence many scholars have argued that the identity school had little to offer, and that norms and institutions offered explanations similar to those drawn from identity. This text offers clear definitions of the concept of identity and the concepts surrounding the term, and aims to demonstrate the causal link between identity and the behaviour of states.

Tracing the Influence of Identityp. vii
The Three Faces of identityp. 1
The Place and Power of Civic Space: Reading Globalization and Social Geography Through the Lens of Civilizational Conflictp. 35
State Socialization in the International Systemp. 00
Immigration and the Politics of Securityp. 71
Constructing a Separate Peace: Constructivism, Collective Liberal Identity, and Democratic Peacep. 94
Territorial and National Sovereigns: Sovereign Identity and Consequences for Security Policyp. 145
NATO Enlargement: A Constructivist Explanationp. 198
NATO, Germany, and the United States: Creating Positive Identity in Trans-Atlantiap. 235
From Balance of Power to Political Community: Transnational Identity Formation and the Integration of Italyp. 270
French Twist: Comparing French and British Defense Policiesp. 302
Abandoning Iraq: Jordan's Alliances and the Politics of State Identityp. 347
Bibliographyp. 389
Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9780714680484
ISBN-10: 0714680486
Series: Cass Series on Security Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 30th September 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1