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'Complex Socialization': A Framework for the Study of State Socialization

Flockhart, Trine (2006) 'Complex Socialization': A Framework for the Study of State Socialization. European Journal of International Relations, 12 (1). pp. 89-118. ISSN 1354-0661. E-ISSN 1460-3713. (doi:10.1177/1354066106061331) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The article presents a model for the study of norms transfer through state socialization, which combines a Social Constructivist body of theory for ideational change with Social Identity Theory (SIT) for identity formation. The model privileges self- and other categorization processes which according to SIT takes place between all social groups, as the main determinant for the outcome of state socialization. By also reconceptualizing domestic structure into two separate we-groups; state/elite and nation/people, which may have different self- and other categorization dynamics, the model is able to not only account for the common occurrence of different outcomes of socialization in apparently similar cases, but is also able to take the mass domestic level into consideration. The question that is asked is therefore ‘why do the same norms matter so differently to apparently similar agents?’

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1354066106061331
Uncontrolled keywords: norms transfer, state socialization, social constructivism, domestic structures, agency, Social Identity Theory (SIT)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Trine Flockhart
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 12:03 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54334 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Flockhart, Trine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3709-2493?
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