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By Heather Bowe, Kylie Martin, Howard Manns

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ISBN-13: 9781107685147

Verbal exchange throughout Cultures continues to be an exceptional source for college kids of linguistics and similar disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology and schooling. it's also a precious source for pros inquisitive about language and intercultural conversation during this worldwide period.

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While academics may find the lack of a unified approach distressing, policymakers may discover the varied options useful. The cultural study appropriate for a soldier on the ground is quite different in subject matter and depth than the cultural education necessary for strategic decision-makers. David Haglund’s essay is reprinted from International Journal. We chose to include it here in its entirety because we have neither found any better description of the definitional challenges facing the field, nor a better rationale for the crucial importance of strategic culture in understanding today’s world.

And what could be better than “political culture” to blaze the trail for strategic culture, for did not the career of the former concept demonstrate that it slew the very same definitional dragon whose breath has been heating up the debate over the latter concept? Why not turn to political culture as a means of “operationalizing” strategic culture? 61 When it first burst on the scene in political science, during the 1930s and 1940s, it was as a result of the same interdisciplinary transfusion process that would bring culture into the purview of those who contemplated strategy, and it was again the anthropologists who were making the initial running.

But in what remains of this section, I wish to turn to the other relevant feature of the recent cultural turn in international security, namely the structural earthquake set off by the ending of the Cold War, disappearance of the Soviet Union, and collapse of the bipolar era. 32 Not that everyone was in agreement with Waltz during the Cold War, not even all realists,33 but at least there was for a time a certain descriptive merit in taking as seriously as Waltz did the implications of the bipolar world—implications that ceased to be worth thinking about once their structural precondition disappeared.

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