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Narrative power: how storytelling shapes East Asian international politics
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Political Science Section.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7495-055X
Utrikespolitiska institutet.
2019 (English)In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, ISSN 0955-7571, E-ISSN 1474-449X, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 387-406Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We are living at a time when people appear to have become more aware of the power of narratives in international politics. Understanding how narratives exercise power is therefore more pertinent than ever. This special issue develops the concept of narrative power for international relations research by focusing on East Asia—the region that has been at the centre of debates about international power shifts since the 1990s. This introduction seeks to elucidate and define four key binary distinctions: (a) narrative power as understood from the perspective of an individualist versus a narrative ontology; (b) narrative power as explanandum versus explanans; (c) narrative power as more prone to continuity or change; and (d) the scholar as a detached observer of narrative power versus the scholar as a narrative entrepreneur and a potential wielder of power. Informed by the individual contributions, the introduction demonstrates how and with what implications research on narrative power can negotiate and traverse these binary distinctions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. Vol. 32, no 4, p. 387-406
Keywords [en]
narrative, power, East Asia, security, international politics
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Political Science
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8711DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2019.1623498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-8711DiVA, id: diva2:1343511
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Power shift in East Asia: Soft power analyses
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Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW2013.0162Available from: 2019-08-16 Created: 2019-08-16 Last updated: 2019-08-23

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