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Author Hansen, Lene
Title Security As Practice : Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2006
©2006
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (257 pages)
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Series New International Relations Ser
New International Relations Ser
Note Cover -- Security as Practice -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Series Editor's preface -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- PART I The theory and methodology of discourse analysis -- 2 Discourse analysis, identity, and foreign policy -- 3 Beyond the Other: analyzing the complexity of identity -- 4 Intertextualizing foreign policy: genres, authority, and knowledge -- 5 Research designs: asking questions and choosing texts -- PART II A discourse analysis of the Western debate on the Bosnian war -- 6 The basic discourses in the Western debate over Bosnia -- 7 Humanitarian responsibility versus 'lift and strike': tracing trans- Atlantic policy discourses -- 8 Writing the past, predicting the future: travelers, realism, and the politics of civilization -- 9 The failure of the West? The evolution of the Genocide discourse and the ethics of inaction -- 10 Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
This important text offers a full and detailed account of how to use discourse analysis to study foreign policy. It provides a poststructuralist theory of the relationship between identity and foreign policy and an in-depth discussion of the methodology of discourse analysis. Part I offers a detailed discussion of the concept of identity, the intertextual relationship between official foreign policy discourse and oppositional and media discourses and of the importance of genres for authors' ability to establish themselves as having authority and knowledge. Lene Hansen devotes particular attention to methodology and provides explicit directions for how to build discourse analytical research designs Part II applies discourse analytical theory and methodology in a detailed analysis of the Western debate on the Bosnian war. This analysis includes a historical genealogy of the Western construction of the Balkans as well as readings of the official British and American policies, the debate in the House of Commons and the US Senate, Western media representations, academic debates and travel writing and autobiography. Providing an introduction to discourse analysis and critical perspectives on international relations, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of international relations, discourse analysis and research methodology
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hansen, Lene Security As Practice : Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2006 9780415326537
Subject Language and international relations.;Discourse analysis.;Bosnia and Hercegovina -- History -- Partition, 1995
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