Anglosphere : A Genealogy of a Racialized Identity in International Relations

By: Vucetic, SrdjanMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (266 p.)ISBN: 9780804777698Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | English-speaking countries -- Foreign relations | Group identity -- Political aspects -- English-speaking countries | Security, International -- International cooperation -- Case studies | World politics -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Anglosphere : A Genealogy of a Racialized Identity in International RelationsDDC classification: 327.0917521 LOC classification: D446Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- 1. What Is the Anglosphere? -- 2. Empire, Venezuela, and the "Great Rapprochement" -- 3. ANZUS, Britain, and the "Pacific Pact" -- 4. Suez, Vietnam, and the "Great and Powerful Friends" -- 5. Empire, Iraq, and the "Coalition of the Willing" -- 6. The Anglosphere and Its Limits -- Appendix: Note on Primary Sources -- Notes -- References -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: The Anglosphere refers to a community of English-speaking states, nations, and societies centered on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which has profoundly influenced the direction of world history and fascinated countless observers. This book argues that the origins of the Anglosphere are racial. Drawing on theories of collective identity-formation and framing, the book develops a new framework for analyzing foreign policy, which it then evaluates in case studies related to fin-de-siècle imperialism (1894-1903), the ill-fated Pacific Pact (1950-1), the
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Contents -- 1. What Is the Anglosphere? -- 2. Empire, Venezuela, and the "Great Rapprochement" -- 3. ANZUS, Britain, and the "Pacific Pact" -- 4. Suez, Vietnam, and the "Great and Powerful Friends" -- 5. Empire, Iraq, and the "Coalition of the Willing" -- 6. The Anglosphere and Its Limits -- Appendix: Note on Primary Sources -- Notes -- References -- Bibliography -- Index

The Anglosphere refers to a community of English-speaking states, nations, and societies centered on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which has profoundly influenced the direction of world history and fascinated countless observers. This book argues that the origins of the Anglosphere are racial. Drawing on theories of collective identity-formation and framing, the book develops a new framework for analyzing foreign policy, which it then evaluates in case studies related to fin-de-siècle imperialism (1894-1903), the ill-fated Pacific Pact (1950-1), the

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Vucetic (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada) begins his study of the "Anglosphere" with a startling assertion: the foreign policies of its core countries, the UK, Australia, Canada, Britain, and New Zealand, are based on a "racialized" identity. Four case studies follow: Anglo-American relations between two Venezuelan crises (1894-95, 1902-03), the formation of the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (1950-51), the Suez Crisis (1956) and the Vietnam escalation (1964-65), and the months before the invasion of Iraq (2003). As these cases focus on different sets of the "core" countries and on widely different phases in the history of international relations, they do not form a cumulative base for the racialized-identity argument as a determinant of foreign policy. Moreover, the argument is difficult to follow through convoluted prose that cascades facts, propositions, and assertions. Ultimately, the "racialized" policy claim is asserted, but not demonstrated--particularly because alternative explanations and factors are not discussed. An appendix identifying the sources and methodology of the study can be useful for the reader to judge the relevance of the newspapers, etc., that Vucetic examines. The book can be recommended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students interested in controversial subjects. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections. R. P. Peters University of Massachusetts at Boston

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Srdjan Vucetic is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He teaches international relations theory and American foreign policy.

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