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The Rhetorical Linkage Between Economic and Political Liberalization: A Case Study of the United States' Foreign Policy Response to the Arab Citizen Revolt

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On May 19, 2011, in response to the Arab citizen revolt (ACR), otherwise known as the "Arab Spring," President Barack Obama addressed the future of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East and Northern Africa. This thesis argues that the exigence of the president's address exemplifies a crisis in discourse concerning the "natural" connection between capitalism and democracy. I contend that this time of crisis emerged as the result of a rhetorical struggle between two competing views regarding the bond between economic and political liberalization. In achieving this task, I conduct three separate rhetorical investigations.
subject
Capitalism
Democracy
Economic
MENA
Rhetoric
contributor
Slattery, Sean Patrick (author)
Llewellyn, John T (committee chair)
Louden, Allan (committee member)
Atchison, R. Jarrod (committee member)
date
2012-06-12T08:36:08Z (accessioned)
2012 (issued)
degree
Communication (discipline)
10000-01-01 (liftdate)
embargo
forever (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37314 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Rhetorical Linkage Between Economic and Political Liberalization: A Case Study of the United States' Foreign Policy Response to the Arab Citizen Revolt
type
Thesis

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