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Humiliation in International Relations : A Pathology of Contemporary International Systems (Hardcover)

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In international relations (IR), humiliation is currently commonplace. Denying states' status and stigmatising their practices (or even culture) are common occurrences in modern diplomacy. After the well known and very selective European 'concert of powers', many kinds of club diplomacy have been-and continue to be-substituted for an attempted inclusive multilateralism. G7, G8, G20, but also P5 and many 'contact groups' are regarded as ruling institutions which have the power to exclude and marginalize. Today, these humiliations are at the core of the system. They reveal the system's limits and lack of capacity while also posing a real threat to the power of the international order which is being eroded by the use of humiliation, fuelled by a colonial past, a failed decolonization, a mistaken vision of globalization, and a very perilous post-bipolar reconstruction. Although this book primarily takes a social psychology approach to IR, it also promotes another approach by investigating the international system from a French sociological tradition, mainly inspired by Emile Durkheim. This book is translated from Le Temps des Humiliés. Pathologie des relations internationales (Paris, Odile Jacob, 2014). (Series: French Studies in International Law) [Subject: Public International Law, Comparative Law, French Studies]
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: French Studies in International Law
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Bertrand Badie
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2017
TCIN: 52142248
UPC: 9781782256199
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-8735

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