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dc.contributor.authorBaysal, Başaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T11:55:54Z
dc.date.available2020-02-18T11:55:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-10
dc.identifier.issn0020-7020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/53411
dc.description.abstractThe Iraq War was one of the most prominent events of the early 2000s. The prelude to the war halted the sense of optimism that captivated International Relations as a discipline after the end of the Cold War. The United States initiated this war following a lengthy securitization process. This study focuses on analyzing the securitization process in Iraq prior to the 2003 war. To that end, the article investigates the securitization process by asking, “How, within what context, and when did the securitization of Iraq take place?” For the study, 85 speeches made by President Bush are analyzed to examine how the president presented Iraq as an existential threat. The study also examines the kinds of arguments used by the Bush administration in securitizing Iraq. This study contributes to the literature on the 2003 Iraq War and security studies by applying Securitization Theory to the Iraq case by incorporating two essential contributions to the securitization analysis: context and audience(s).en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInternational Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysisen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020702019875967en_US
dc.subjectSecuritizationen_US
dc.subjectIraq waren_US
dc.subjectInterventionen_US
dc.subjectBush administrationen_US
dc.subjectSaddam Hussein regimeen_US
dc.subjectCopenhagen Schoolen_US
dc.titleCoercion by fear: securitization of Iraq prior to the 2003 waren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.citation.spage363en_US
dc.citation.epage386en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber74en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020702019875967en_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorBaysal, Başar
dc.identifier.eissn2052-465X


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