The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy by Ty Solomon

By Ty Solomon

Why are a few discourses extra politically efficacious than others? looking solutions to this question, Ty Solomon develops a brand new theoretical method of the learn of have an effect on, id, and discourse—core phenomena whose mutual interweaving haven't begun to be absolutely analyzed in diplomacy. Drawing upon Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic conception and Ernesto Laclau’s method of hegemonic politics, Solomon argues that triumphing discourses provide refined yet powerfully beautiful possibilities for affective funding at the a part of audiences.

Through empirical case reviews of the affective resonances of the struggle on terror and the increase and fall of neoconservative impression in American international coverage, Solomon bargains a special strategy to take into consideration the politics of identification because the development of “common experience” powerfully underpinned by means of affective investments. He offers either a fuller realizing of the emotional charm of political rhetoric typically and, in particular, a provocative rationalization of the explanations for the reception of specific U.S. international coverage rhetoric that shifted american citizens’ attitudes towards neoconservative overseas coverage within the Nineteen Nineties and formed the post-9/11 “war on terror.”

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