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 adequate; no longer being built or industrialized, secular, civilized, Christian, obvious, or democratic - those descriptions have all served to stigmatize sure states via historical past. 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 overseas coverage therefore. The theoretical argument is supported via a close ancient assessment of relevant examples of the established/outsider dichotomy in the course of the evolution of the fashionable states method, and in-depth experiences of Turkey after the 1st international warfare, Japan after the second one international battle, and Russia after the chilly War.

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