The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics by Peter KatzensteinThe Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics by Peter Katzenstein

The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics

EditorPeter Katzenstein

Paperback | October 3, 1996

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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.

Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.
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Title:The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pagesPublished:October 3, 1996Publisher:Columbia University Press

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ISBN - 10:0231104693

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction: Alternative Perspectives on National Security, by Peter J. Katzenstein2: Norms, Identity, and Culture in National Security, by Ronald L. Jepperson, Alexander Wendt, and Peter J. KatzensteinI. Norms and National Security3: Status, Norms, and the Proliferation of Conventional Weapons: An Institutional Theory Approach, by Dana P. Eyre and Mark C. Suchman4: Norms and Deterrence: The Nuclear and Chemical Weapons Taboos, by Richard Price and Nina Tannenwald5: Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention, by Martha Finnemore6: Culture and French Military Doctrine Before World War II, by Elizabeth Kier7: Cultural Realism and Strategy in Maoist China, by Alastair Iain JohnstonII. Identity and National Security8: Identity, Norms, and National Security: The Soviet Foreign Policy Revolution and the End of the Cold War, by Robert G. Herman9: Norms, Identity, and National Security in Germany and Japan, by Thomas U. Berger10: Collective Identity in a Democratic Community: The Case of NATO, by Thomas Risse-Kappen11: Identity and Alliances in the Middle East, by Michael N. BarnettIII. Implications and Conclusions12: Norms, Identity, and Their Limits: A Theoretical Reprise, by Paul Kowert and Jeffrey Legro13: Conclusion: National Security in a Changing World, by Peter J. Katzenstein

Editorial Reviews

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.... A pioneering work, the first to try to marry constructivist approaches to security studies.... I would be surprised if this book doesn't become part of a new canon in international relations theory.