Uses of the West : security and the politics of order / edited by Gunther Hellmann and Benjamin Herborth.
By: Hellmann, Gunther.
Contributor(s): Hellmann, Gunther | Herborth, Benjamin | [editor.] | [editor.].Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017Description: x, 305 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781107168497; 110716849X.Subject(s): Civilization, Western | World politics | World politics | Civilization, Western | | DDC classification: 327.1 Online resources: Available to Stanford-affiliated users.
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1. Introduction: Uses of the West
pt. I : Theorizing the West. 2. Foreign Policy Identity Crises and Uses of 'the West'
3. 'The West' versus Other Western 'We's': A Discourse Analysis in Reverse
4. Between Polarisation and Appeasement: Democracy and Its 'Other'
5. After 'the Clash': Uses of 'the West' after the Cold War
pt. II : The West in Use
6. Aesthetics, Power, and Insecurity: Self-Interrogative Imaging in the West
7. Everyday Exceptions: The Paradox of a Perpetual State of Emergency
8. Re-constituting NATO: Foundational Narratives of Transatlantic Security Cooperation in the 1950s and 1990s -
9. Transatlantic Policies towards China and Russia: Self-Conceptions and Contradictions of a Universalizing West
10. Russia Becoming Russia: A Semi-periphery in Splendid Isolation
pt. III : Transformations of the Western Institutional Order.
11. Defending 'the West'? The Transformation of National Security in the European Union
12. How the 'End of the Cold War' Ended
13. Conclusion: The Ways of the West and the Road Ahead
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.