Writing security

United States foreign policy and the politics of identity

By David Campbell

Writing security

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5549-2
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: October 1998
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / International relations, International relations, Politics


A seminal text in the growing area of critical approaches to security.. The first edition, published in 1991, was well-received and widely reviewed. The book is a key text on many course reading lists.


David Campbell is Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle


A note about the revised edition
1. Provocations of our time
2. Rethinking foreign policy
3. Foreign policy and identity
4. Foreign policy and difference
5. Imagining America
6. Writing security
7. Rewriting security
8. The politics of theorizing identity
Epilogue: The disciplinary politics of theorising identity

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