Origins of National Interests


The concept of "identity" in international relations offers too many vague and imprecise definitions of the concepts that stand at its very core. This text offers clear definitions of the concept of identity and the concepts surrounding the term.

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The concept of "identity" in international relations offers too many vague and imprecise definitions of the concepts that stand at its very core. This text offers clear definitions of the concept of identity and the concepts surrounding the term.

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Brings together penetrating analyses which combine theoretical and empirical examinations of the relationship between identity and the national security of states. Contributors offer clear definitions of the concept of identity and concepts surrounding the term, and demonstrate the causal link between identity and the behavior of states. Specific topics include comparing French and British defense policies, state socialization on the international system, immigration and the politics of security, and NATO enlargement. Chafetz is a policy planner at the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the Department of State. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714680484
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/30/1999
  • Series: Security Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Tracing the Influence of Identity
The Three Faces of identity 1
The Place and Power of Civic Space: Reading Globalization and Social Geography Through the Lens of Civilizational Conflict 35
State Socialization in the International System 00
Immigration and the Politics of Security 71
Constructing a Separate Peace: Constructivism, Collective Liberal Identity, and Democratic Peace 94
Territorial and National Sovereigns: Sovereign Identity and Consequences for Security Policy 145
NATO Enlargement: A Constructivist Explanation 198
NATO, Germany, and the United States: Creating Positive Identity in Trans-Atlantia 235
From Balance of Power to Political Community: Transnational Identity Formation and the Integration of Italy 270
French Twist: Comparing French and British Defense Policies 302
Abandoning Iraq: Jordan's Alliances and the Politics of State Identity 347
Bibliography 389
Index 415
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