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dc.contributor.advisorPollack, Mark A.
dc.creatorLusk, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T15:14:18Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T15:14:18Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.other864884692
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/1793
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I study the process of gaining public consent about a security threat, or threat legitimation. Threats require legitimation because they are social facts and not objective truths or subjective perceptions. I argue rhetorical resources and strategies affect threat legitimation. Political actors deploy rhetorical resources and strategies in order to generate consent. The rhetorical resources connect together the rhetorical resources to construct a threat narrative used in the public debates. Moreover, I argue that the media environment influences how rhetorical strategies affect threat legitimation, acting as a conditional variable. Therefore I trace the threat narratives in six episodes in the history of United States foreign policy. Through process tracing, I highlight how rhetorical resources and strategies changed the public debates and level of consent about a threat, and how the media environment influenced these rhetorical strategies.
dc.format.extent341 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectInternational Relations
dc.subjectPolitical Science, International Law and Relations
dc.titleArguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberDeeg, Richard
dc.contributor.committeememberHerrera, Geoffrey Lucas
dc.contributor.committeememberWidmaier, Wesley W.
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/1775
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
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