By Peter J. Katzenstein
Anglo-America is a basically identifiable a part of what's more often than not known as the West. The West exists, this e-book argues, within the kind of a number of traditions that experience forex in the United States, Europe, the Americas, and some outposts within the Southern hemisphere.
Led by means of the British Empire till the start and by way of the U.S. because the center of the 20th century, Anglo-America has been on the very centre of global politics. Bridging the eu and the yankee West, Anglo-America is unique, now not targeted. those a number of Wests coexist with one another and with different civilizations, as components of 1 international civilization containing a number of modernities. and prefer all different civilizations, Anglo-America is marked by way of a number of traditions and inner pluralism. as soon as deeply held notions and practices of imperial rule and racial hierarchy now take the shape of hegemony or multilateralism and politically contested types of multiculturalism. At its center Anglo-America is fluid, now not fastened. The analytical views of this e-book are specified by Katzenstein’s beginning and concluding chapters. they're explored in seven awesome case reviews, written through widely recognized authors, which mix ancient and modern views.
Featuring an excellent line-up and representing a range of theoretical perspectives inside one integrative standpoint, this paintings can be of curiosity to all students and scholars of diplomacy, sociology and political technological know-how.
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President Obama searches for a pragmatic middle ground that embraces diversity and finds ways of uniting around the pursuit of common endeavors. Yet it remains unclear whether Obama will be able to give specific content to the unifying social purpose and to the collective national experience that has brought Americans to this point in their history. 93 This daunting multicultural challenge at home, they argue, is matched by an analogous cosmopolitan challenge abroad. Obama’s international charisma is 26 Peter J.
3–4. , 22–3, 44–8, 63–5. , 6, 9, 17–19, 49–63. , 19. 40 In an opaque and problematic book manuscript that wrestled with the writing of world history, Hartz (1984, 264–85; see also Barber 1986, Riley 1988, and Roazen 1990) returned briefly to central themes of his first two books, placing them, tragically and unsuccessfully, in a much broader civilizational and global context. 41 This section develops further arguments made in Katzenstein 2010c, 7–10. 42 Huntington 1996, 1993a, 1993b. 43 Huntington 1993b, 24, 42–4, 48.
These are projects for the creation of a new Anglo century. The opening two sections of the chapter explore overlapping elements of the fin de siècle Anglo-world discourse. The first section focuses on the relationship between Britain and its colonial empire, while the following one turns to intersecting arguments over the future relationship between the empire and the United States. The third section traces the echoes of these debates through the twentieth century, discussing the interlacing articulation of imperial–commonwealth, AngloAmerican, democratic unionist, and world federalist projects.
Anglo-America and its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East by Peter J. Katzenstein