By Peter J. Katzenstein

Anglo-America is a essentially identifiable a part of what's in general often called the West. The West exists, this booklet 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 through the British Empire until eventually the start and by way of the USA because the heart of the 20th century, Anglo-America has been on the very centre of global politics. Bridging the eu and the yank West, Anglo-America is special, now not targeted. those a number of Wests coexist with one another and with different civilizations, as elements of 1 international civilization containing a number of modernities. and prefer all different civilizations, Anglo-America is marked via 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, no longer fastened. The analytical views of this publication are specified by Katzenstein’s beginning and concluding chapters. they're explored in seven awesome case reports, written by way of well known authors, which mix historic and modern views.

Featuring a very good line-up and representing a range of theoretical perspectives inside of one integrative point of view, this paintings can be of curiosity to all students and scholars of diplomacy, sociology and political technological know-how.

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