Theory And Application Of The "generation" In International Relations And Politics

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorBrent J. Steele, Jonathan M. Acuff

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The concept of the “generation” is a popular staple in the media, from the “Greatest Generation” of US World War II veterans to the contemporary “Millennial” generation. Yet there has been remarkably little recent scholarly treatment of the concept, particularly from a comparative global perspective. This volume examines the role of generations as social units in the politics of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States, with topics ranging from the modern origins of the concept of generations in the thinking of Karl Mannheim to the role of generations in foreign policy, gender electoral dynamics, world values, diasporic mobilization, inter-generational conflict, and the origins of military doctrine.

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The concept of the “generation” is a popular staple in the media, from the “Greatest Generation” of US World War II veterans to the contemporary “Millennial” generation. Yet there has been remarkably little recent scholarly treatment of the concept, particularly from a comparative global perspective. This volume examines the role of ge...

Brent J. Steele is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Ontological Security in International Relations (2008) and Defacing Power: The Aesthetics of Insecurity in Global Politics (2010). His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Interna...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.19 × 5.66 × 0.82 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230113244

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PART I: Generational Analysis: Analytical and Theoretical Potentialities * Introduction: The Evolution of Generational Analysis and International Theory - Brent J. Steele and Jonathan M. Acuff* Never Trust Anyone Who Remembers Jerry Rubin: The Promise of Generational Conflict - Brent J. Steele * The "Problem of Generations" Revisited: Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Knowledge in International Relations - David McCourt * Towards a Sociology of Generational Change: Generational Experience and Generational Performance in German Foreign Policy - Benjamin Herborth * PART II: Empirical Domains of Generational Analysis * The Generational Shift in South African Foreign Policy - Jeremy Youde * Generations at Home and Abroad: the Chinese Diaspora - Misti L. Williams * Generations and Gender in the 2008 U.S. Democratic Primaries - Jennifer C. Lucas and Tauna S. Sisco* Generational Analysis and the Evolution of Military Doctrine and Strategy - Jonathan M. Acuff * Generational Analysis in IR Meets the World Values Survey - Jon D. Carlson * Lumpy and Sticky: Ideational Change Over Time - Michael G. Roskin