Handout – Identity
What is identity?
How does identity work in international politics?
Logic of Appropriateness
Self/Other: An identity (Self) is always constructed in relation to an Other. This Other does not
need to be an opposite, or even a different actor (it could be the Self at a different point in time) but
one cannot imagine the identity of the Self unless you can imagine something that is different from
Salience: Different facets of an actor’s identity may be more or less relevant a