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Ordering International Politics

Identity, Crisis and Representational Force, 1st Edition

By Janice Bially Mattern

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320 pages

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How do states sustain international order during crises? Drawing on the political philosophy of Lyotard and through an empirical examination of the Anglo-American international order during the 1956 Suez Crisis, Bially Mattern demonstrates that states can (and do) use representational force--a forceful but non-physical form of power exercised through language--to stabilize international identity and in turn international order.

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"Janice Bially Mattern's impressive first book comes with all barrels loaded… An important addition to the literature." --Perspectives on Politics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security