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Treating International Institutions as Social Environments
Socialization theory is a neglected source of explanations for cooperation in international relations. Neorealism treats socialization (or selection, more properly) as a process by which autisticExpand
Identity as a Variable
As scholarly interest in the concept of identity continues to grow, social identities are proving to be crucially important for understanding contemporary life. Despite—or perhaps because of—theExpand
Thinking about Strategic Culture
Social States: China in International Institutions, 1980-2000
Acronyms vii Acknowledgments xi Preface xiii CHAPTER 1: Socialization in International Relations Theory 1 CHAPTER 2: Mimicking 45 CHAPTER 3: Social Influence 74 CHAPTER 4: Persuasion 155 CHAPTER 5:Expand
Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History
This is an in-depth study of premodern Chinese strategic thought that has implications for contemporary international relations theory. The book sets out to answer two empirical questions: is there aExpand
Conclusions and Extensions: Toward Mid-Range Theorizing and Beyond Europe
  • A. Johnston
  • Sociology
  • International Organization
  • 1 October 2005
This article reflects on three sets of issues raised by the research in this special issue. First it summarizes and critiques the core analytical claims and main scope conditions for socialization asExpand
Is China a Status Quo Power?
  • A. Johnston
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 16 June 2003
of China (PRC) is more integrated into, and more cooperative within, regional and global political and economic systems than ever in its history. Yet there is growing uneasiness in the United StatesExpand
Comparing Regional Institutions: An Introduction
Why study institutional design? During the past decade regionalism has received increasing attention as a major potential force for global change. While regionalism has been a consistent feature ofExpand
Measuring identity : a guide for social scientists
Part I. Definition, Conceptualization, and Measurement Alternatives: 1. Identity as a variable Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko M. Herrera, Alastair Iain Johnston, and Rose McDermott 2. Conceptualizing andExpand
How New and Assertive Is China's New Assertiveness?
  • A. Johnston
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 4 April 2013
There has been a rapidly spreading meme in U.S. pundit and academic circles since 2010 that describes China's recent diplomacy as “newly assertive.” This “new assertiveness” meme suffers from twoExpand