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Collective Memory in International Relations

Kathrin Bachleitner


This book traces the influence of collective memory in international relations (IR). It inquires where a country’s memory first emerges and how it guides states through time in world politics. It locates the origins of national memory in political strategies within the international environment. The study then turns to the domestic landscape, where among a country’s public, it finds memory to be the carrier of national identity over time. From there, however, the analysis reverts to the international sphere: in the medium term, collective memory begins to channel international state behaviour, ... More

Keywords: collective memory, ontological security, foreign policy strategy, public identity, state behaviour, national values, Nazi legacy, Germany, Austria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192895363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192895363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathrin Bachleitner, author
IKEA Foundation Research Fellow in International Relations, University of Oxford