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Trust in world politics: converting 'identity' into a source of security through trust-learning

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posted on 24.08.2017, 13:51 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.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Australian Journal of International Affairs

Volume

68

Issue

1

Pages

36 - 51

Citation

BILGIC, 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.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge) © Australian Institute of International Affairs

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This 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

ISSN

1035-7718

eISSN

1465-332X

Language

en