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By Peter J. Katzenstein

Anglo-America is a basically identifiable a part of what's as a rule known as the West. The West exists, this e-book argues, within the kind of a number of traditions that experience foreign money in the USA, Europe, the Americas, and some outposts within the Southern hemisphere.

Led by means of the British Empire till the start and by means of the U.S. because the center of the 20 th century, Anglo-America has been on the very centre of global politics. Bridging the ecu and the yank West, Anglo-America is distinct, now not exact. 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 through 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 models of multiculturalism. At its middle Anglo-America is fluid, no longer mounted. The analytical views of this ebook are specified by Katzenstein’s commencing and concluding chapters. they're explored in seven awesome case stories, written by means of widely recognized authors, which mix historic and modern views.

Featuring an excellent line-up and representing a variety of theoretical perspectives inside of one integrative viewpoint, this paintings can be of curiosity to all students and scholars of diplomacy, sociology and political technology.

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Whatever their other differences, on this point the similarities between French and Anglo-American incarnations of the West are striking. 25 Meunier 2007; Mathy 1993. 26 Huntington 2004. 27 The next paragraphs draw on Katzenstein 2010c. 28 Hartz 1955; Abbott 2005. 29 Smith 1988, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2007. For a review of liberal theory that places Smith in the context of two subsequent interpretations, liberalism as exclusion and liberalism as multiplicity, see Stears 2007. 30 Smith 1993, 558. 31 Pocock 1975.

Creating a federal Greater Britain, and populating it in part through an accelerated program of “systematic” emigration from the “mother country,” was thought to be one way of neutralizing these threats. A. M. Hyndman, and Keir Hardie, saw benefits in imperial federation. 8 For Hobson, great federal political communities would dominate the future, and it was thus essential to erect a “Pan-Saxon” one. ”10 These arguments illustrate the two broad temporal logics that underpinned debates over Anglo-union deep into the twentieth century.

Race relations are far from ideal in New Zealand, but they compare favorably with those in other parts of Anglo-America. With rising Asian immigration, the growing economic pull of China cannot help but be of great significance in shifting the country’s underlying identity politics. New Zealand recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC) early in December 1972. It was the first to sign a bilateral trade agreement after Hong Kong’s return to China in August 1997, to recognize China as a market economy in April 2004, and to sign a free trade agreement with China in April 2008.

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