Bush's freedom agenda : ideology and the democratization of the Middle East
Hassan, Oz. (2008) Bush's freedom agenda : ideology and the democratization of the Middle East. Democracy and Security, Vol.4 (No.3). pp. 268-289. ISSN 1741-9166Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17419160802473430
To combat terrorism the Bush administration has asserted the need to reject the status quo in the Middle East and North Africa. Consequently the United States has pursued the freedom agenda, in the belief that a liberal grand strategy serves America's national interest. Yet this policy is based on a highly ideological justification, which is rationalized by appeals to hegemonic stability theory, democratic peace theory, neoliberal economics, and modernization thesis, the product of which is a policy of conservative radicalism that has increasingly been undermined because of the administration's ideological blind-spots and structural restraints in US-MENA relations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, Neoliberalism -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century, Democratization -- Middle East, Ideology -- United States, Radicalism, Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Political and social views|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Democracy and Security|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Inc.|
|Official Date:||September 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 268-289|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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