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1. Lusk, Adam. Arguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation.

Degree: PhD, 2010, Temple University

Political Science

In 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.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Pollack, Mark A., Deeg, Richard, Herrera, Geoffrey Lucas, Widmaier, Wesley W..

Subjects/Keywords: International Relations; Political Science, International Law and Relations

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APA (6th Edition):

Lusk, A. (2010). Arguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,65998

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lusk, Adam. “Arguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed August 08, 2020. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,65998.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lusk, Adam. “Arguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation.” 2010. Web. 08 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Lusk A. Arguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2010. [cited 2020 Aug 08]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,65998.

Council of Science Editors:

Lusk A. Arguing Security: Rhetoric, Media Environment, and Threat Legitimation. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2010. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,65998

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