By Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
This publication systematically explores how varied theoretical recommendations of delusion may be utilised to interpretively discover modern foreign politics. From the overseas group to warlords, from participation to effectiveness – foreign politics is replete with strong narratives and typically held ideals that qualify as myths. Rebutting the knowledge of myth-as-lie, this choice of essays finds the ideological, naturalising, and depoliticising impact of myths.
Myth and Narrative in overseas Politics: Interpretive ways to the examine of IR deals conceptual and methodological tips on how one can make feel of other fantasy theories and the way to hire them with the intention to discover the strong collective imaginations and ambiguities that underpin foreign politics this present day. additional, it assembles case reviews of particular myths in numerous fields of diplomacy, together with conflict, worldwide governance, interventionism, improvement reduction, and statebuilding. The findings problem traditional assumptions in diplomacy, encouraging lecturers in IR and throughout a variety of diverse fields and disciplines, together with improvement reports, worldwide governance reports, strategic and army stories, intervention and statebuilding reports, and peace and clash reviews, to reconsider rules which are broadly unquestioned through coverage and educational groups.
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I start by discussing the connections between myth and narrative before turning to theories of myth as structure and sign system, the role of powerful images and (counter-) myths in sociopolitical change, myth and critique in political philosophy, the interplay of myth and societal values in organisations, and finally, the pervasiveness of myth in knowledge. 1. 18 B. BLIESEMANN DE GUEVARA Social ConstrucƟon Derrida Meyer & Rowan [society's beliefs] Levi-Strauss Blumenberg Yanow + Barthes Foucault [receivers] Horkheimer Levi-Strauss + Bourdieu Cassirer [symbolic forms] Yanow & Adorno Lincoln Boƫci Sorel Strategy Barthes [creators of myth] Meyer & Rowan [organis.
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2002). The modern construction of myth. Bloomington, IL: Indiana University Press. Weber, C. (2001). International relations theory. ). London: Routledge. PART I Theoretical and Methodological Foundations CHAPTER 2 Myth in International Politics: Ideological Delusion and Necessary Fiction Berit Bliesemann de Guevara The study of myth has been a desideratum in academic explorations of international politics and studies of the discipline of International Relations (IR). Where the idea of myth has figured, it has been mostly reduced to a ‘myth-busting’ or ‘uncovering’ role of sorts.