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Culture, Identity and International Relations

This article explores the interrelationship between culture, identity and international relations. After critiquing some significant writings on this theme in the post-cold war context, it analyses liberal and Marxian modes of analysing hegemony in contemporary international relations. It sheds light on the impact of macro-social identities such as race and the nation state in shaping the landscapes of international relations. The area of culture and international relations still appears nascent in scholarly writings. This critical gap in the literature can be eventually overcome if scholars of international relations studies creatively interact with scholars from other social sciences where more sustained and systematic efforts have already been made to understand culture and the role of social identities.

This article explores the interrelationship between culture, identity and international relations. After critiquing some significant writings on this theme in the post-cold war context, it analyses liberal and Marxian modes of analysing hegemony in contemporary international relations. It sheds light on the impact of macro-social identities such as race and the nation state in shaping the landscapes of international relations. The area of culture and international relations still appears nascent in scholarly writings. This critical gap in the literature can be eventually overcome if scholars of international relations studies creatively interact with scholars from other social sciences where more sustained and systematic efforts have already been made to understand culture and

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