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'Masters and Novices': Socialization and Social Learning through the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Flockhart, Trine (2004) 'Masters and Novices': Socialization and Social Learning through the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. International Relations, 18 (3). pp. 361-380. ISSN 0047-1178. E-ISSN 1741-2862. (doi:10.1177/0047117804045198) (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

This article explores the process of identity constructions in Central and Eastern Europe through democracy promotion in NATO-PA. Utilizing social group theory and social identity theory, the article is concerned with the processes of socialization and social learning taking place at the agent level, which seem to explain how in-groups and outgroups are formed, and whyagents want to belong to the in-group. It is assumed that the complex process of new identity constructions as part of the effort of joining the dominant in-group cannot be explained purely by reference to the usual theory of the agent based on rationality, but that it has more to do with less tangible factors such as positive self-esteem and a desire to belong to a positively valued in-group.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0047117804045198
Uncontrolled keywords: democracy promotion; identity construction; NATO-PA; social identity theory; socialization
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Trine Flockhart
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 10:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54359 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Flockhart, Trine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3709-2493?
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