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dc.contributor.advisorGüner, Serdaren_US
dc.contributor.authorGürbüz, Mustafaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T11:01:38Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T11:01:38Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29575
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to provide an assessment of ‘identity’ conceptualizations in International Relations theory generally, and in constructivism particularly. The underlying argument is that ‘identity’ takes different meanings and refers to divergent categorical realms in the IR theory literature. The notion of ‘identity’ has been taken in different senses among constructivists as well. Ironically, the same term, identity, is employed sometimes to defend two opposing views in the discipline of IR. Therefore, ‘identity’ is an ambiguous term in constructivism and in IR theory. Moreover, ‘identity’ is a vague term even in the literature of conventional constructivists, who are most frequent users of the term in the field. Although the conventional constructivists produce the same notion of ‘identity’ among themselves, their works suffer from the problem of ‘obscurity’ and ‘vagueness’. Thus, ‘identity’ among conventional constructivists is not ambiguous, because they refer to the same category. Yet, the term is left unexplained and vague. All these intellectual failures in the studies of ‘identity’ are troublesome for some IR theorists but fatal for constructivist scholars. Therefore, this work offers an alternative way to conceptualize identity by bringing in ‘identification’ theory and the Jürgen Habermas’ approaches. While identification theory can eliminate the ‘ambiguity’ problem in identity studies in the field, Habermasian theorizing may help to study ‘identity’ in constructivism in an analytically clear respect.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityGürbüz, Mustafaen_US
dc.format.extent88 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectConstructivismen_US
dc.subjectConventional Constructivismen_US
dc.subjectCritical Constructivismen_US
dc.subjectIdentification theoryen_US
dc.subjectLegitimation Crisisen_US
dc.subject.lccB809.13 .G87 2004en_US
dc.subject.lcshConstructivism (Philosophy)en_US
dc.titleIdentity" problematique in international relations theoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB057776


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