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Personal Identity, National Identity and International Relations / Edition 1

Personal Identity, National Identity and International Relations / Edition 1

by William BloomWilliam Bloom


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Personal Identity, National Identity and International Relations is the first psychological study of nation-building, nationalism, mass mobilisation and foreign policy processes. In a bold exposition of identification theory, William Bloom relates mass psychological processes to international relations. He draws on Freud, Mead, Erikson, Parsons and Habermas to provide a rigorously argued answer to the longstanding theoretical problem of how to aggregate from individual attitudes to mass behaviour. With a detailed analysis of the nation-building experience of preindustrial France and England, William Bloom applies the theory to international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521447843
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/18/1993
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations , #9
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. The problem stated and a review of politically applied psychological theory; 2. Identification theory - its structure, dynamics and application; 3. Nation-building; 4. The national identity dynamic and foreign policy; 5. Identification and international relations theory; 6. Conclusion - appraisal, prescriptions, paradoxes.

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