Constructivism and identity: A dangerous liaison
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Constructivism and identity: A dangerous liaison. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 7 (3). pp. 315-348. ISSN 1354-0661Full text not available from this repository.
Constructivism is regarded as increasingly important in International Relations. More often than not the approach is related to the issue of identity. Constructivism and identity are, however, in a dangerous liaison. This article argues that Alexander Wendt's constructivism needs identity as a central concept but that this very concept threatens to undermine the possibility of his constructivism. It is further suggested that this problem has some relevance to other constructivist approaches positioned in the middle ground between rationalist and reflectivist theorizing. The argument is illustrated with a consideration of the debates around the redefinition of the role of the Federal Republic of Germany to include the possibility of German military involvement abroad.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Official Date:||September 2001|
|Number of Pages:||34|
|Page Range:||pp. 315-348|
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