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Trust in world politics: converting 'identity' into a source of security through trust-learning
journal contributionposted on 2017-08-24, 13:51 authored by Ali BilgicAli Bilgic
In the discipline of international relations, the concept of trust has been theorised in two ways: the 'rationalist' approach and the 'normative' approach. This article aims to show that these approaches do not adequately reflect how trust operates in world politics and that trust provides a new way of understanding the identity-security nexus in international relations. It is argued that as actors learn to trust each other, this trust-learning process has a transformative effect on their definition of self-interests and identities. The elaborated understanding of trust in the security dilemma is operationalised in terms of the immigration security dilemma.
- Social Sciences
- Politics and International Studies
Published inAustralian Journal of International Affairs
Pages36 - 51
CitationBILGIC, A., 2014. Trust in world politics: converting 'identity' into a source of security through trust-learning. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 68 (1), pp. 36 - 51.
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge) © Australian Institute of International Affairs
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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NotesThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs on 31 Oct 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10357718.2013.841120