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The Consequences of HumiliationAnger and Status in World Politics$
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Joslyn Barnhart

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501748042

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501748042.001.0001

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National Failure and International Disregard

National Failure and International Disregard

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(p.15) 1 National Failure and International Disregard
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The Consequences of Humiliation
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Joslyn Barnhart

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748042.003.0002

This chapter defines key terms and discusses the relationship between humiliation and other emotions like shame, embarrassment, and anger. It characterizes the features of the international events that are likely to arouse the deepest forms of national humiliation and are most likely to significantly affect world affairs. The chapter categorizes the events into two general forms. First are events in which a state fails to perform in accordance with its status and second are events in which a state is attributed fewer rights and privileges than expected. It also explains the two key characteristic features of humiliation: a sense of other-directed outrage and a sense of self-doubt and impotence.

Keywords:   national humiliation, international events, world affairs, outrage, self-doubt, impotence, shame, embarrassment

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