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Identities Among Nations: Power and Politics in U.S.-China Relations


Abstract Amidst studies attempting to fix the U.S., China, and their relationship into preconceived frameworks of international relations, presupposed definitions, and models of reality, this dissertation adopts an identity centric approach to understanding the nature of U.S.-China relations and, more generally, international politics. This approach involves utilizing an interpretive method to understanding, analyzing the narratives of self and other expressed by political actors and how their identities--expressed through narratives--interact with one another and thus how they influence or reflect social behavior. Striving for greater understanding and a more intellectually honest approach to the study of international politics, this study seeks no... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Koehler, Clifford Eugene (Author) / Simon, Sheldon (Advisor) / Doty, Roxanne (Committee member) / Ashley, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Political Science / International relations / China / Foreign Policy / Identity / International Relations / Theory / United States
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 247 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Political Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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