Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations

Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations

Jihad for Jerusalem advances a theory of agency in international
politics. This theory of agency is based on a reconstituted
constructivist paradigm. The theory is tested by an examination of the
foreign policy decision making of Iran, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi
Arabia towards Israel from 1967-1997. The book uses the foreign policy
of these states as cases to test the tension between religion and
rationality, between identity and reason, between power and morality,
and advances a constructivist theory of choice that explains the
importance of the role of culture, religion, identity, and core values
in international politics. Anyone interested in international relations
theory and the convoluted politics of the Middle East, will find this
book intriguing reading.

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