After Defeat (Cambridge Studies in International Relations, by Ayse Zarakol

By Ayse Zarakol

no longer being of the West; being at the back of the West; now not being sleek sufficient; now not being built or industrialized, secular, civilized, Christian, obvious, or democratic - those descriptions have all served to stigmatize convinced states via background. Drawing on constructivism in addition to the insights of social theorists and philosophers, After Defeat demonstrates that stigmatization in diplomacy may end up in a feeling of nationwide disgrace, in addition to auto-Orientalism and inferior prestige. Ayşe Zarakol argues that stigmatized states turn into extra-sensitive to issues approximately prestige, and form their overseas coverage for this reason. The theoretical argument is supported by way of a close old review of valuable examples of the established/outsider dichotomy during the evolution of the fashionable states procedure, and in-depth reports of Turkey after the 1st international struggle, Japan after the second one global struggle, and Russia after the chilly War.

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