Creating the Second Cold War
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Creating the Second Cold War : The Discourse of Politics

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The Cold War is over, yet many attitudes and analyses typical of the period persisted in the strategic thinking of the Great Powers. In this brilliantly original study, Simon Dalby uses the conceptual tools of geopolitical analysis to uncover the essence of American strategic discourse. Focussing on the period of the late 1970s, he shows how Washington pressure groups, political organisations and, in particular, the Committee on the Present Danger, recreated a language of confrontation that deeply influenced Western attitudes towards the Soviet Union in ways that continue to shape foreign policy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.22mm | 467g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474291244
  • 9781474291248
  • 1,294,953

About Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby is the CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.show more

Table of contents

Preface Part I - Context Introduction 1. Social Theory and Security Discourse 2. Discourse and Otherness 3. Security and Geopolitics 4. Threat Discourse Part II - Text Introduction 5. Sovietology 6. Power Politics 7. Geopolitics 8. Nuclear Strategy Part III - Contra-Text Introduction 9. The Geopolitics of Security Discourse 10. Critical Geopolitics Bibliography Indexshow more

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