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The war/crime narrative and fear content in leader rhetoric about terrorism

De Castella, Krista; McGarty, Craig


The current chapter considers fear arousing content in the terrorism-related rhetoric of former American President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Australian Prime Minister John Howard. We begin by discussing the specific military and political problem that terrorism presents to Western leaders in the 21st century, before examining how elements from what can be termed a war and a crime narrative have come to shape leader rhetoric in the War on Terror. In the second half...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925926.003.0005


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