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The Culture of National Security

The Culture of National Security
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780231104692
ISBN 10: 231104693
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1996-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: $37.00

Contributors ask whether it is more useful to conceive of the world as arrayed in regional, cultural, institutional complexes or organized along the conventional dimensions of power, alliance, and geography. They argue that perspectives that neglect the roles of culture and identity are no longer adequate to explain the complexities of a world undergoing rapid change.

Sheri Berman

Beyond the substantive contributions of the individual authors and the extensive debate about the nature and the advantages and disadvantages of fully integrating ideational scholarship into the study of world politics, The Culture of National Security should interest comparativists as a broad and ambitious attempt to apply the insights and tools of sociological and constructivist scholarship to the analysis of concrete political questions....