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The Cultural Construction Of International Relations: The Invention Of The State Of Nature Beate Jahn

The Cultural Construction Of International Relations: The Invention Of The State Of Nature

Beate Jahn

Published December 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780312234713
Hardcover
202 pages
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The discipline of international relations deals with the problem of culture by defining world politics as a state of nature, yet it ignores the fact that the concept of the state of nature is itself a cultural product. This book uncovers the historyMoreThe discipline of international relations deals with the problem of culture by defining world politics as a state of nature, yet it ignores the fact that the concept of the state of nature is itself a cultural product. This book uncovers the history of this idea, revealing its origins in the European conquest of America, its crucial role in the emergence of the Enlightenment world view, and its continuing negative consequences for our attempts to understand world politics.