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Friendship ReconsideredWhat It Means and How It Matters to Politics$
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P. E. Digeser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174343

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.001.0001

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Friendship and Friend in an International Context

Friendship and Friend in an International Context

(p.217) Eight Friendship and Friend in an International Context
Friendship Reconsidered

P.E. Digeser

Columbia University Press

Contends that when it is applied to state actors, friendship is frequently reducible to “alliances” and “partnerships.” Even Schmitt’s friend/enemy distinction does not offer a theory of friendship.

Keywords:   alliance, friend/enemy, international relations, Schmitt

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