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Narrative and the making of US national security

Author: Ronald R Krebs
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations, 138.
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"Dominant narratives - from the Cold War consensus to the War on Terror - have often served as the foundation for debates over national security. Weaving current challenges, past failures and triumphs, and potential futures into a coherent tale, with well-defined characters and plot lines, these narratives impart meaning to global events, define the boundaries of legitimate politics, and thereby shape national
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald R Krebs
ISBN: 9781107503991 110750399X 9781107103955 1107103959
OCLC Number: 906936266
Awards: Winner of American Political Science Association Qualitative & Multi-Method Research: Giovanni Sartori Award 2016.
Joint winner for American Political Science Association: Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award 2016.
Description: xvi, 387 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Narrating national security --
I. Crisis, Authority, and Rhetorical Mode: The Fate of Narrative Projects, from the Battle against Isolationism to the War on Terror --
Domination and the art of storytelling --
Narrative lost: missed and mistaken opportunities --
Narrative won: opportunities seized --
II. Narrative at War: Politics and Rhetorical Strategy in the Military Crucible, from Korea to Iraq --
The narrative politics of the battlefield --
Tracking the cold war consensus --
Tracing the cold war consensus --
Puzzles of the cold war, lessons for the war on terror --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international relations, 138.
Responsibility: Ronald R. Krebs.
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