Inter-Texual Relations

  title={Inter-Texual Relations},
  author={Erik Ringmar},
  journal={Cooperation and Conflict},
  pages={403 - 421}
In this article, I analyse the unexpected quarrels and strange new alliances that formed in response to the United States’ decision to go to war against Iraq in the spring of 2003. Telling different stories about Iraq, about themselves and about the nature of world politics, decision-makers reached different, conflicting conclusions. As is the case with all stories, these accounts are best analysed with the help of literary theory. Pursuing such an investigation I find that the stories follow… Expand
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