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War on Terrorism as Symbolic Politics: Cases of the Second Chechen War and the War in Afghanistan

Student: Darya Volkova

Supervisor: Olga Y. Malinova

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Political Science (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2016

The world faces the new format of a terrorism phenomenon in the era of globalization. States confronted terrorism must not only determine the response, but also justify them. This paper examines the discourse of the war on terrorism as part of a symbolic policy. The research explores two cases that fit in time when the discourse of international war against terrorism was developed. The analysis shows how the official documents and speeches determined the concept of the enemy, his objectives, and justified the proposed solutions.

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