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Presidential Ideology and Foreign Policy: President George W. Bush's Ideological Justification of the Decision to go to War Against Iraq
by Osburn, Benjamin, M.A., The University of Toledo, 2012, 55; 10835947
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examines the ideology of George W. Bush prior to and during the Iraq War. In the decision to invade Iraq in 2003, George Bush used ideology to justify the invasion. The method used to determine the nature of Bush's ideology is content analysis of Bush's speeches. The thesis finds that George W. Bush's ideology regarding Iraq was heavily influenced by neo-conservatism, and was influenced very little by realism.

Indexing (document details)
Commitee: Davis, David, Denham, Mark, Wilson, David
School: The University of Toledo
Department: Political Science
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Political science
Keywords: Bush, Decision, Foreign, George, Ideological, Ideology, Ideology: bush: iraq: neo-conservatism: realism, Iraq, Justification, President, Presidential, War
Publication Number: 10835947
ISBN: 978-0-355-97086-9
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