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

By Ayse Zarakol

no longer being of the West; being in the back of the West; no longer being sleek sufficient; no longer being built or industrialized, secular, civilized, Christian, obvious, or democratic - those descriptions have all served to stigmatize sure states via background. Drawing on constructivism in addition to the insights of social theorists and philosophers, After Defeat demonstrates that stigmatization in diplomacy can result in a feeling of nationwide disgrace, in addition to auto-Orientalism and inferior prestige. Ayşe Zarakol argues that stigmatized states develop into extra-sensitive to matters approximately prestige, and form their international coverage consequently. The theoretical argument is supported by way of a close ancient evaluation of principal examples of the established/outsider dichotomy through the evolution of the fashionable states approach, and in-depth stories of Turkey after the 1st global conflict, Japan after the second one international conflict, and Russia after the chilly War.

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