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The Resource Making identity count : building a national identity database, [edited by] Theodore Hopf and Bentley B. Allan

Making identity count : building a national identity database, [edited by] Theodore Hopf and Bentley B. Allan

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Making identity count : building a national identity database
Title
Making identity count
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building a national identity database
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[edited by] Theodore Hopf and Bentley B. Allan
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eng
Summary
Constructivism, despite being one of the three main streams of IR theory, along with realism and liberalism, is rarely, if ever, tested in large-n quantitative work. Constructivists almost unanimously eschew quantitative approaches, assuming that variables of interest to constructivists, defy quantification. Quantitative scholars mostly ignore constructivist variables as too fuzzy and vague. And the rare instances in which quantitative scholars have operationalized identity as a variable, they have unfortunately realized all the constructivists' worst fears about reducing national identity to a single measure, such as language, religion, or ethnicity, thereby violating one of the foundational assumptions of constructivism: intersubjectivity. Making Identity Count presents a new method for the recovery of national identity, applies the method in 9 country cases, and draws conclusions from the empirical evidence for hegemonic transitions and a variety of quantitative theories of identity. Ted Hopf and Bentley B. Allan make the constructivist variable of national identity a valid measure that can be used by large-n International Relations scholars in a variety of ways. They lay out what is wrong with how identity has been conceptualized, operationalized and measured in quantitative IR so far and specify a methodological approach that allows scholars to recover the predominant national identities of states in a more valid and systematic fashion. The book includes "national identity reports" on China, the US, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Japan, and India to both test the authors' method and demonstrate the promise of the approach. Hopf and Allan use these data to test a constructivist hypothesis about the future of Western neoliberal democratic hegemony. Finally, the book concludes with an assessment of the method, including areas of possible improvement, as well as a description of what an intersubjective national identity data base of great powers from 1810-2010 could mean for IR scholarship.--
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1959-
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Hopf, Ted
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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1983-
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Allan, Bentley
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  • National characteristics
  • National interest
  • International relations
  • Constructivism (Philosophy)
  • World politics
Label
Making identity count : building a national identity database, [edited by] Theodore Hopf and Bentley B. Allan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier.
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rdacontent.
Contents
Making Identity Count : Constructivism, Identity, and IR Theory / Ted Hopf -- Recovering Discourses of National Identity / Bentley B. Allan -- 'The Rascal's Paradise" : Brazilian National Identity in 2010 / Marina Duque -- 'Development' as a means to an unknown end : Chinese National Identity in 2010 / Liang Ce and Rachel Zeng Rui -- Whither La France? : French National Identity in 2010 / Benjamin Chan Jian Ming and Rebecca Oh -- The Politics of Responsibility : Germany National Identity in 2010 / Lim Kai Heng -- Talented Democrats in a Modern State : Indian Identity 2010, English Sources / Jarrod Hayes -- The World's Largest Democracy Between Two Futures : Indian National Identity in 2010, Hindi Sources / Shivaji Kumar -- Conflicted Identities : Japanese National Identity 2010 / Nanaho Hanada -- America's "Only Friend : British National Identity in 2010 / Srdjan Vucetic -- The Country upon a Hill? : American Identity in 2010 / Ki Hoon, Michael Hor -- "Making Identity Count" : Beyond IR / Srdjan Vucetic -- What Have We Learned / Ted Hopf and Bentley B. Allan -- Appendix: National Identity Report Code Book
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FIEb1786270x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780190255480
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)929862849
Label
Making identity count : building a national identity database, [edited by] Theodore Hopf and Bentley B. Allan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Making Identity Count : Constructivism, Identity, and IR Theory / Ted Hopf -- Recovering Discourses of National Identity / Bentley B. Allan -- 'The Rascal's Paradise" : Brazilian National Identity in 2010 / Marina Duque -- 'Development' as a means to an unknown end : Chinese National Identity in 2010 / Liang Ce and Rachel Zeng Rui -- Whither La France? : French National Identity in 2010 / Benjamin Chan Jian Ming and Rebecca Oh -- The Politics of Responsibility : Germany National Identity in 2010 / Lim Kai Heng -- Talented Democrats in a Modern State : Indian Identity 2010, English Sources / Jarrod Hayes -- The World's Largest Democracy Between Two Futures : Indian National Identity in 2010, Hindi Sources / Shivaji Kumar -- Conflicted Identities : Japanese National Identity 2010 / Nanaho Hanada -- America's "Only Friend : British National Identity in 2010 / Srdjan Vucetic -- The Country upon a Hill? : American Identity in 2010 / Ki Hoon, Michael Hor -- "Making Identity Count" : Beyond IR / Srdjan Vucetic -- What Have We Learned / Ted Hopf and Bentley B. Allan -- Appendix: National Identity Report Code Book
Control code
FIEb1786270x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780190255480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929862849

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