Uses of 'the West' : Security and the Politics of Order

Uses of 'the West' : Security and the Politics of Order

Description

The notion of 'the West' is commonly used in politics, the media, and in the academic world. To date, our idea of 'the West' has been largely assumed and effective, but has not been examined in detail from a theoretical perspective. Uses of 'the West' combines a range of original and topical approaches to evaluate what 'the West' really does, and how the idea is being used in everyday political practice. This book examines a range of uses of 'the West', and traces how 'the West' works in a broad array of conceptual and empirical contexts, ranging from the return of geopolitics - via a critical review of the debates surrounding Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilization thesis - to the question of the future of 'the West'. Analysis extends further to the repercussions of the war on terror on Western democracy and the processes of delineating the Western from the non-Western, as well as observations of the institutional transformations of Western order.


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Details

Author(s)
Gunther Hellmann, Benjamin Herborth
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19mm | 590g
Publication date
22 Dec 2016
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 Tables, black and white; 2 Line drawings, black and white
ISBN10
110716849X
ISBN13
9781107168497