Anglo-America and its Discontents: Civilizational Identities by Peter J. Katzenstein

By Peter J. Katzenstein

Anglo-America is a essentially identifiable a part of what's normally known as the West. The West exists, this booklet argues, within the type of a number of traditions that experience forex in the US, Europe, the Americas, and some outposts within the Southern hemisphere.

Led by way of the British Empire till the start and by way of the USA because the heart of the 20 th century, Anglo-America has been on the very centre of worldwide politics. Bridging the eu and the yank West, Anglo-America is specific, now not distinct. those a number of Wests coexist with one another and with different civilizations, as elements of 1 international civilization containing a number of modernities. and prefer all different civilizations, Anglo-America is marked by way of a number of traditions and inner pluralism. as soon as deeply held notions and practices of imperial rule and racial hierarchy now take the shape of hegemony or multilateralism and politically contested types of multiculturalism. At its center Anglo-America is fluid, no longer mounted. The analytical views of this e-book are specified by Katzenstein’s starting and concluding chapters. they're explored in seven striking case stories, written via well known authors, which mix historic and modern views.

Featuring a great line-up and representing a range of theoretical perspectives inside of one integrative viewpoint, this paintings should be of curiosity to all students and scholars of diplomacy, sociology and political technological know-how.

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