Representation, recognition and foreign policy in the Iran-US relationship

Duncombe, Constance (2015) Representation, recognition and foreign policy in the Iran-US relationship. European Journal of International Relations, 22 3: 622-645. doi:10.1177/1354066115597049

Author Duncombe, Constance
Title Representation, recognition and foreign policy in the Iran-US relationship
Journal name European Journal of International Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-0661
Publication date 2015-09-08
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1354066115597049
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 622
End page 645
Total pages 24
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In the past two decades, scholars have illustrated how important representation is to understanding the dynamics of world politics. However, there is a distinct absence in the literature surrounding how representations of one state by another influence foreign policymaking behaviour. This article fills a gap in knowledge by offering an empirical examination of the role that representation and recognition play. I contribute to these discussions through an examination of the representations evident within the Iran–US relationship. I argue that binary representations of Self and Other inform the identity narratives of each state and how they are recognised. Furthermore, these representations contribute to misrecognition, which creates a feeling of disrespect, exacerbating tensions between Iran and the US as they engage in nuclear negotiations.
Keyword Foreign policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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