By Dr Ayse Zarakol
Now not being of the West; being at the back of the West; now not being glossy adequate; no longer being constructed or industrialized, secular, civilized, Christian, obvious, or democratic - those descriptions have all served to stigmatize sure states via heritage. Drawing on constructivism in addition to the insights of social theorists and philosophers, After Defeat demonstrates that stigmatization in diplomacy can result in a feeling of nationwide disgrace, in addition to auto-Orientalism and inferior prestige. Ay?e Zarakol argues that stigmatized states turn into extra-sensitive to matters approximately prestige, and form their international coverage for this reason. The theoretical argument is supported by means of an in depth historic evaluation of significant examples of the established/outsider dichotomy during the evolution of the fashionable states approach, and in-depth reports of Turkey after the 1st international struggle, Japan after the second one international struggle, and Russia after the chilly battle.
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In other words, the insecurities created by the international environment have been built into the national identities of these states. The status-conscious trajectories in the last century can be traced back to that original insecurity, and in fact this was what ultimately drove these states Westward after their respective defeats. The evidence for these claims lies in developments in the nineteenth century. 22 They had a different experience because they had to recreate themselves as “modern” states against a backdrop of an emerging international society of states that had already made the transition organically.
The uniqueness of this universalizing, “scientific,” evidentiary (and therefore seemingly indisputable) character of the modern worldview is what Bull misses in the numerous claims he makes about the nature of the nineteenthcentury European society of states; for instance, in his foreword to Gong’s Standard of “Civilisation”, p. ” I will have more to say about this distinction in Chapter 2 . Gellner, Nationalism, pp. 21–3. 40 Outsiders and insiders in the international system increasing integration of various spheres of social life – all previously thought to have their own separate essences and rules – into one universal ontology.
26 Introduction The fi nal chapter extends the discussion to present-day international dynamics, beginning with the question of why Russia seems to have changed course more quickly than Turkey and Japan. The answer lies both in the historical proximity of Russia to the “established” core of the international system (at least compared to Turkey and Japan), and also in the evolution of international normative order. However, both Turkey and Japan have started signaling a realization that their post-defeat strategies are no longer as viable in the international system.
After Defeat: How the East Learned to Live with the West by Dr Ayse Zarakol