Exogenous Shocks or Endogenous Constructions? The Meanings of Wars and Crises

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Title Exogenous Shocks or Endogenous Constructions? The Meanings of Wars and Crises
Author Widmaier, Wesley; Blyth, Mark; Seabrooke, Leonard
Journal Name International Studies Quarterly
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Abstract This symposium addresses the role of wars and crises as mechanisms of international change. Over the past two decades, the international system has undergone a number of remarkable transformations, from the end of the Cold War to the emergence of an ongoing ''War on Terror,'' and from the collapse of statist development models to the emergence of a contested—if evolving—neoliberal ''Washington Consensus.'' This volatility exceeds any underlying shifts in economic structures or the distribution of capabilities, and raises important questions regarding the roles of agency, uncertainty, and ideas in advancing change. In this introduction we examine the role of wars and economic crises as socially constructed openings for change. We attempt three things: to critique materialist approaches in the security and political economy issue areas, to outline the distinctive contribution that an agent-centered constructivist understanding of such events offers, and to offer a framework for the study of such events, one which highlights an expanded range of elite-mass interactions.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2478.2007.00474.x
Volume 51
Issue Number 4
Page from 747
Page to 759
ISSN 0020-8833
Date Accessioned 2010-09-29
Date Available 2011-02-15T12:54:29Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36207
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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