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Title Imagining Iran: Representation of the Joint Compressive Plan of Action in Dutch Newspapers
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Degree Level masters
University/Publisher Leiden University
Abstract The relation between Iran and the Netherlands has a long history. Yet the image of Iran in the Netherlands is a negative one. This thesis investigates four leading Dutch newspapers and their representation of the Joint Compressive Plan of Action. It becomes apparent that the Dutch news media are dominated by the Iran-as-Polity discourse, that ties in with the Clash of Civilizations regime of truth. This prevents reconciliation and mutual understanding between the Dutch and the Iranians.
Subjects/Keywords Iran; Joint Compressive Plan of Action; Nuclear Deal; Dutch Newspapers; Clash of Civilizations; Regime of truth; Iran and the Netherlands; P5+1; Islam versus the West; mutual understanding
Contributors Forough, Mohammadbagher (advisor)
Language en
Country of Publication nl
Record ID handle:1887/65175
Repository leiden
Date Indexed 2020-08-08
Issued Date 2018-08-30 00:00:00

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