Discourse analysis and foreign policy
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Discourse analysis and foreign policy book
This chapter begins with a critique of mainstream foreign policy analysis literature on 'psychological factors' and beliefs. I suggest an alternative approach, discourse analysis, as one answer to the problems identified in mainstream approaches. I then discuss the implications of using discourse analysis in foreign policy analysis. I look at the international implications of using discourse analysis in the study of foreign policy. Finally, the chapter treats the methodological problems involved in concretely applying discourse analysis with reference to issues relating to the investigation of French and British discourses in this book.