Trans‐Atlantic Relations After the War in Iraq: Returning to ‐ or Departing from ‐ ‘Normal Politics'?

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The Bush administration's foreign policy following the launch of the 'war on terror' has so fundamentally altered the traditional foundations for the transatlantic relationship that the latter's continued existence as a 'security community' may be at risk. Security communities need nurturing through a continuous process of socialisation from the leading state to other members in order to safeguard the essential 'glue' of the community: shared identity, values and trust. Such a process of patient socialisation and explanation of American foreign policies has been part of 'normal politics' since the establishment of the post-war liberal institutional order. The 'Bush Revolution', however, constitutes a re-definition of foreign policy, that may be seen either as a return to or a departure from 'normal politics'.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Politics and Society
Vol/bind5
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)395-417
ISSN2374-5118
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2004
Udgivet eksterntJa

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