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Author Naude, Bianca

Title Revisiting State Personhood and World Politics Identity, Personality and the IR Subject
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2021


Description 1 online resource (201 p.)
Series Psychoanalytic Political Theory Ser
Psychoanalytic Political Theory Ser
Contents Cover Page -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents Page -- Acknowledgments Page -- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Page -- 1 Revisiting State Personhood and World Politics: Identity, Personality and the IR Subject -- IR and Psychoanalysis: A Complicated Relationship -- Identity, Personality and International Relations -- Telling a Life: The South African State Person and Its Foreign Relationships -- Outline of the Book -- 2 The Ontological Status of the State: A Return to the Debate
Are States People Too? Ringmar, Wendt and the RIS Forum -- Getting Beyond the Cartesian Subject -- States Are More Than Identities -- States as Real, Non-Human, Social Persons -- 3 Personality, Identity and the IR Subject: Toward a Theory of State Narcissism -- A Return to the Theoretical Concept of Narcissism -- The Self-Conscious Emotions and Their Role in Maintaining Moral Communities -- Narcissism, Ego Defenses and Coping Mechanisms -- State Narcissism and Ego Defenses: A Model -- 4 The Story of a State-Person: Identification, Individuation and the South African Self
Shame and Humiliation in South Africa's Relations With Negative Others -- Shame, Guilt and Pride in South Africa's Relations With Positive Others -- A Fractured Self -- The South African Self and Its Relationship to the Other -- 5 Social Expectations and Personal Limitations: South Africa's Responses to Shame, Humiliation, Guilt and Pride -- Denial, Projection, Undoing and South Africa's Reactions to Libya and the Al-Bashir Saga -- Isolation, Identification and South Africa's Africa Agenda -- Denial, Projection, Isolation and South Africa's Responses to Xenophobia
Everyday Narcissism, or Evidence of Pathology? -- Concluding Remarks on Ego Defenses and South Africa's Recent Foreign Relations -- 6 State Narcissism and the Constraints of Reality: Concluding Remarks on "Schizophrenic" State Behaviors -- Where Do We Go From Here? -- List of Sources -- Index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject International relations-Psychological aspects
State, The-Psychological aspects
Political psychology-South Africa
International relations -- Psychological aspects
State, The -- Psychological aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781000509137