ERIC Number: ED414236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Power and Identity: Tribalism in World Politics. Headline Series No. 246.
Isaacs, Harold R.
This booklet examines modern foreign policy based on deep-seated complexities of historical, cultural, national, religious, and racial practices and beliefs. In examining current policy issues, 'the web of the past' creates the deeply subjective sources of political behavior shaping events and conflicts. Chapters include: (1) "The Hard and the Soft"; (2) "The New 'Body Counts'"; (3) "The Large Coherences"; (4) "Role of Group Identity"; (5) "Nationality: The Ultimate Group"; (6) "New Thresholds"; and (7) "Implications for Policy." Monographs in FPA's Headline Series are published approximately four times a year and are intended as a resource for teachers and students in the foreign policy area. Each monograph: is about a world area or topic; is written by a noted scholar; is brief (usually 64 pages); is written to be highly readable; and includes basic background, maps, charts, discussion guides, and suggested reading. (EH)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Programs, International Relations, International Studies, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Tribes, World Affairs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
Note: A complete list of Headline Series Titles (with ERIC Accession numbers, if any) is appended. "This publication is dedicated to Eleanor Roosevelt on the 100th anniversary of her birth."