for Jerusalem advances a theory of agency in international politics.
This theory of agency is based on a reconstituted constructivist paradigm.
The theory is tested by an examination of the foreign policy decision
making of Iran, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia towards Israel from
1967-1997. The book uses the foreign policy of these states as cases to
test the tension between religion and rationality, between identity and
reason, between power and morality, and advances a constructivist theory
of choice that explains the importance of the role of culture, religion,
identity, and core values in international politics. Anyone interested in
international relations theory, identity politics and identity construction, and
the politics of the Middle East, will find this book intriguing reading.