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Making friends: amity in American foreign policy

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This thesis examines an important but understudied phenomenon in international politics: the role of amity in foreign policy. The core research question is "how have American friendships for specified others been made possible?" Drawing on the logic of securitization, this thesis employs Aristotle's notion of character friends as Other Selves and Judith Butler's concept of performativity to elaborate an international process of friendship or amitization. In doing so, the thesis employs cri...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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SSD
Department:
International Development
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Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2015-11-04

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