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Cold War US Foreign PolicyKey Perspectives$
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Steven Hurst

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620791

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.001.0001

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Post-structuralism and Culture

Post-structuralism and Culture

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(p.140) Six Post-structuralism and Culture
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Cold War US Foreign Policy
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Steven Hurst

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0007

This chapter examines the post-structuralist and culturalist interpretation of US Cold War foreign policy. It explains that post-structuralism and culturalism failed to reject the poker strategies proposed by other perspectives and they also rejected the accepted view of the objective of the game and its rules. It analyses David Campbell's Writing Security and looks at diplomatic historians who describe themselves as concerned with culture but who are also influenced by post-structuralist ideas.

Keywords:   post-structuralism, culturalism, foreign policy, David Campbell, Writing Security, diplomatic historians, post-structuralist ideas

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