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1. Karimi, Maral. The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis.

Degree: MA -MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016, York University

In 2009 Iran witnessed the Green Movement, a popular uprising that challenged the status quo of the socio-political structures of the Islamic Republic. In this research, I attempt to develop an understanding of the conditions that contributed to the demise of the movement. This study takes a Critical Theory approach, and the theoretical foundations of this work are the Theory of Structuration of Giddens and the Theory of Communicative Action of Habermas. The data is drawn from YouTube videos and analyzed through Critical Discourse Analysis. This research identifies the key stakeholders of the movement and investigates weather their aspirations regarding the uprising were aligned or stood in contrast. My investigation uncovers evidence of systematic communication distortion in the public discourse of the leaders of the movement which greatly impacted demobilization and led to its failure. The results of my study also disprove the viability of the Reform philosophy as a pragmatic political path to democracy. Advisors/Committee Members: Derayeh, Minoo (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Middle Eastern studies; Critical discourse analysis; Critical theory; Jorgen Habermas; Theory of communicative action; Anthony Giddens; Theory of Structuration; Social Structures; Social Action; Communicative Rationality; Public Sphere; Mass Media; Ideal Speech; Critical Reflection; Strategic Action; Systematically Distorted Communication; Dramaturgical Action; Iranian Green Movement; Iranian Studies; Iranian Politics; Mir Hossein Mousavi; Mehdi Karoubi; Zahra Rahnavard; Iranian Reform Movement; Iranian Intellectuals; Iranian History; Arab Spring; Social Media in Mass Movements; Democratic uprising; Middle Eastern Democratic movements; Truth; Sincerity; Legitimacy; Comprehensibility; Mutual understanding; Communication distortion; Media studies; Power relations in language; Emancipation from forces of domination; Mass media in mobilization; Mass mobilization; Reflextive monitoring of action; Structuration; Duality of structure; Interpretive schemes; Structures of legitimation; Structures of domination; Structures of signification; Dialectic of control; Rules and resources; Lifeworld; Steering media; Shared background knowledge; Ideological regimes; Islamic ideology; Theocratic regimes; Iranian Supreme leader; The Guardian Council of Iran; Ayatollah Khameneyi; Abdolkarim Soroush; Mojtahed Shabestari; Yousefi Eshkevari; Mohsen Kadivar; Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad; Hegemonic regimes; linguistic manifestation of ideology; Frankfurt school; Iranian Public Sphere; Religious Intellectuals of Iran; Religion in the Public Sphere; Virtual Public Sphere in Iran; Dust and Dirt; Green Political Movement of Iran; Green Wave; Twitter Revolution; Social Media Studies; YouTube data; Media studies; Communication and politics; History of social media; Middle eastern politics; Religious democracy; Ayatollah Khomeini; Iranian Revolution; Iranian Constitutional Revolution; White Revolution; Pahlavi Dynasty; Women's rights; Discrimination against women; Iranian Civil society; Women's rights in Iran; One million signature campaign in Iran; Change for equality campaign in Iran; Human rights; Human rights in Iran; Iranian women; Iranian feminism; Women's struggle in Iran; Political discourse; Public discourse; Public communication; Political communication; Discourse analysis; Hermeneutics; Leaders of the green movement; Mohammad Khatami; Iranian Judicial System; Khatami's Twin Bills; Demise of green movement; Failure of green movement

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APA (6th Edition):

Karimi, M. (2016). The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis. (Masters Thesis). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Karimi, Maral. “The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis.” 2016. Masters Thesis, York University. Accessed November 13, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Karimi, Maral. “The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis.” 2016. Web. 13 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Karimi M. The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. York University; 2016. [cited 2019 Nov 13]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176.

Council of Science Editors:

Karimi M. The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis. [Masters Thesis]. York University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176

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