Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations

Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle

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Forging the World brings together leading scholars in International Relations (IR) and Communication Studies to investigate how, when, and why strategic narratives shape the structure, politics, and policies of the global system. Put simply, strategic narratives are tools that political actors employ to promote their interests, values, and aspirations for the international order by managing expectations and altering the discursive environment. These narratives define “who we are” and “what kind of world order we want.”
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-472-12250-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-472-13021-4, 978-0-472-03704-9
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2017


  • Strategic narrative theory


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