Security as Practice
Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War
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Security as Practice by Lene Hansen
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415335751
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lene Hansen
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The first intellectual history of International Security Studies since 1945, providing an unparalleled survey for students and scholars.
Security as Practice, Hardback (February 2006)
Offers a detailed account of how to use discourse analysis to study foreign policy. Divided into two parts, this book provides a poststructuralist theory of the relationship between identity and foreign policy and an in-depth discussion of the methodology of discourse analysis. It is suitable for students and scholars of international relations.
European Integration and National Identity, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Lene Hansen
This new text examines key questions about the future of European integration. Addressing the crucial role played by national identity, this work argues that the EU debate draws on ideas of the nation as well as the state.
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Author Biography - Lene Hansen
Lene Hansen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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