Trump's America: International Relations and the Construction of They-Images

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Title: Trump's America: International Relations and the Construction of They-Images
Authors: Mennell, Stephen
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11101
Date: 28-Oct-2018
Online since: 2019-10-02T15:57:52Z
Abstract: Unequal power balances (or power ratios) between human beings, including unequal power ratios between nations, distort mutual perceptions in systematic, recognizable ways. And changes in power ratios over time are associated with shifts in perception. The power position of the USA in global affairs affects Americans’ “we-images” of their own country and their (often inaccurate) “they-image” of the outside world. It also affects the outside world’s they-images of the USA. Norbert Elias’s theory of established-outsider relations is drawn upon to suggest how these may all be affected by the relative decline of American power
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: David Publishing Company
Journal: International Relations and Diplomacy
Volume: 6
Issue: 10
Start page: 527
End page: 536
Copyright (published version): 2019 the Author
Keywords: Norbort EliasEstablished-outsider relationsWe-imagesThey-imagesUS foreign policy
DOI: 10.17265/2328-2134/2018.10.001
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Sociology Research Collection

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