On Mars and Venus

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Michael J. Williams

Strategic Culture as an Intervening Variable in US and European Foreign Policy

ISBN 978-3-8258-8134-2
Band-Nr. 29
Jahr 2005
Seiten 112
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In 2003 the idea that Americans were from Mars and Europeans from Venus
stirred up serious conversation about the nature of the transatlantic
relationship on both sides of the Atlantic. While useful in prompting
discussion, the introduction of pop-psychology terminology into IR lexicon
was essentially divisive and not analytically helpful. Kagan relied on
journalistic generalization, rather than tested academic methods to
support his work. This study rectifies that deficiency, exploring the
extent that Americans are from Mars and Europeans from Venus by deploying
the analytical concept of strategic culture for an un-biased analysis of
transatlantic drift.