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Beware of organicism: the narrative self of the state

Neumann, Iver B. (2004) Beware of organicism: the narrative self of the state. Review of International Studies, 30 (2). pp. 259-267. ISSN 0260-2105

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0260210504006059


Alexander Wendt holds that states are ‘purposive actors with a sense of Self’. He draws on hermeneutic scholarship from Paul Ricoeur (1991) to Erik Ringmar to argue that this self is a narrative structure.

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Additional Information: © 2004 British International Studies Association
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 09:59
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 17:48

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