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Package politics : antagonism, resistance, and peace in Syrian political discourse

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Abstract: This paper examines ways in which regional conflicts, especially the relationship with Israel, have an influence on the resilience of the Syrian regime. It does so based upon the analytical notion of discourse, which examines the role of discursive assumptions and norms in framing social practices. The norms and mechanisms inbuilt within discourse contribute to the shaping of the choices and practices of political actors in many ways: by determining the range of possible action, by legitimising or ‘normalising’ behaviours, and by defining political correctness, thus enabling or disabling political practices. Therefore discursive mechanisms are directly relevant to political analysis.
Authors: Sottimano, A.
Series Title: Knowledge Programme Civil Society in West Asia Working Paper
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Category: Research
Serial number: 8
ISSN: 2210-3473
Keywords: conflict , peacebuilding , civil society
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Organization: University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science. Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
PAGE: 11
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: Hivos [etc.]
Year: 2010
Region: Western Asia
Right: © 2010 University of Amsterdam & Hivos
Subject: Social and Political Change
Title: Package politics : antagonism, resistance, and peace in Syrian political discourse