Personal Identity, National Identity and International Relations

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 18, 1993 - Political Science - 194 pages
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.
 

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Contents

The problem stated and a review of politically applied psychological theory
1
Identification theory its structure dynamics and application
25
Nationbuilding
54
The national identity dynamic and foreign policy
76
Identification and international relations theory
105
Conclusion appraisal prescriptions paradoxes
128
Notes
164
Index
189
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