By Brent J. Steele

The imperative statement of this booklet is that states pursue social activities to serve self-identity wishes, even if those activities compromise their actual life. 3 different types of social motion, occasionally known as ‘motives’ of nation behaviour (moral, humanitarian, and honour-driven) are analyzed the following via an ontological safeguard approach.

Brent J. Steele develops an account of social motion which translates those behaviours as enjoyable a nation-state's force to safe self-identity via time. The anxiousness which consumes all social brokers motivates them to safe their feel of being, and therefore he posits that transformational percentages exist within the ‘Self’ of a countryside. the amount accordingly either demanding situations and enhances realist, liberal, constructivist and post-structural money owed to overseas politics.

Using ontological protection to interpret 3 instances - British neutrality throughout the American Civil struggle (1861-1865), Belgium’s selection to struggle Germany in 1914, and NATO’s (1999) Kosovo intervention - the booklet concludes through discussing the significance for self-interrogation in either the examine and perform of foreign relations.

Ontological safety in foreign Relations could be of specific curiosity to scholars and researchers of overseas politics, overseas ethics, diplomacy and protection studies.

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