By Chin-Kuei Tsui
A widespread assumption of the American-led ‘war on terror’ and its accompanying discourse originated principally with the George W. Bush management, and that there has been a counterterrorism coverage revolution within the U.S. political enviornment. tough those assumptions, via a genealogical research of U.S. terrorism and counterterrorism discourses, this ebook demonstrates a unique continuity (and loss of switch) of U.S. counterterrorism coverage, from Ronald Reagan, to invoice Clinton, and during to George W. Bush.
The e-book makes a speciality of President Clinton’s discursive building of ‘new terrorism’, or ‘catastrophic terrorism’, and the counterterrorism practices carried out by means of the Clinton management, whereas concurrently evaluating it with President Reagan’s and President George W. Bush’s ways to counterterrorism. It indicates how the conflict on terror might be traced to previous sessions, and that the so-called Bush revolution was once principally outfitted upon the present framework confirmed by means of President Reagan and President Clinton. sooner than the 2001 terrorist assaults, Clinton had extended Reagan’s first ‘war on terrorism’ discourse and developed the ‘new terrorism’ discourse, characterized through the notions of without boundary lines threats, ‘home-grown’ terrorism, WMD-terrorism, cyberterrorism, and rogue states. Clinton’s ‘new terrorism’ discourse supplied an invaluable framework for George W. Bush to discursively reply to the terrorist assaults on September eleventh, 2001.
Aiming to discover the parable of President George W. Bush’s overseas coverage revolution and give a contribution to a deeper old figuring out of the U.S.-led battle on terror, it will likely be of significant use to postgraduates and students folks overseas coverage, safety reviews and terrorism stories.
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Clinton, New Terrorism and the Origins of the War on Terror (Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy) by Chin-Kuei Tsui