The issues of the representation of the Middle East in the American foreign policy discourse as represented by George W. Bush

Dima Skjalm

Student thesis: Master thesis

Abstract

The aim of this project is to analyse the representation of the Middle East in the American foreign policy discourse, according to a timetable starting in the year of 2001 until 2006, by analysing selected quotes from 7 official speeches given by George W. Bush. This research draws mainly upon the representation of the binary images of oppositions in George W. Bush’s political discourse concerning the idea of “us” and “them”. It analyses the interrelation of use of language and discourse, which has an essential role in manipulating the public. Having in mind the Middle East’s local controlling powers like the political regimes/systems who had their own share in the representation and their own political agendas as well, despite the American ideology.

EducationsEnglish, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate
LanguageEnglish
Publication date14 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • “Middle East”, “U.S. foreign policy” “Binary opposition”, “Critical Discourse Analysis”, “Representation”, “Language”, “Good”, “Evil”, “Other vs us”, “Terrorists”, “Fear”, “Danger”, “Democracy”, “The free world”