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The Resource Strategic narratives, public opinion and war : winning domestic support for the Afghan War, edited by Beatrice De Graaf, George Dimitriu and Jens Ringsmose

Strategic narratives, public opinion and war : winning domestic support for the Afghan War, edited by Beatrice De Graaf, George Dimitriu and Jens Ringsmose

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Strategic narratives, public opinion and war : winning domestic support for the Afghan War
Title
Strategic narratives, public opinion and war
Title remainder
winning domestic support for the Afghan War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Beatrice De Graaf, George Dimitriu and Jens Ringsmose
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Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the way governments endeavoured to build and maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan, combining new insights on the effects of strategic narratives with an exhaustive series of case studies. In contemporary wars, with public opinion impacting heavily on outcomes, strategic narratives provide a grid for interpreting the why, what and how of the conflict. This book asks how public support for the deployment of military troops to Afghanistan was garnered, sustained or lost in thirteen contributing nations. Public attitudes in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe towards the use of military force were greatly shaped by the cohesiveness and content of the strategic narratives employed by national policy-makers. Assessing the ability of countries to craft a successful strategic narrative, the book addresses the following key areas: 1) how governments employ strategic narratives to gain public support; 2) how strategic narratives develop during the course of the conflict; 3) how these narratives are disseminated, framed and perceived through various media outlets; 4) how domestic audiences respond to strategic narratives; 5) how this interplay is conditioned by both events on the ground, in Afghanistan, and by structural elements of the domestic political systems. This book will be of much interest to students of international intervention, foreign policy, political communication, international security, strategic studies and IR in general"--
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958.104/7
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Graaf, Beatrice de,
  • Dimitriu, George,
  • Ringsmose, Jens,
Series statement
Contemporary security studies
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  • Afghan War (2001- )
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
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Strategic narratives, public opinion and war : winning domestic support for the Afghan War, edited by Beatrice De Graaf, George Dimitriu and Jens Ringsmose
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Preface: framing the war in Afghanistan: an introductory note; Part I Introduction; 1 Introduction: shaping societies for war: strategic narratives and public opinion; Part II Theoretical part; 2 The possibilities and limits of strategic narratives; 3 Searching for El Dorado: the legendary golden narrative of the Afghanistan War; 4 Great power politics and strategic narratives of war; Part III Case studies; 5 The war in Afghanistan: Australia's strategic narratives
  • 6 Elite consensus and ineffective strategic narratives: the domestic politics behind Canada's commitment to Afghanistan7 Czech strategic narrative on Afghanistan: ideological reactiveness and domestic political contestation; 8 "For our own security and for the sake of the Afghans": how the Danish public was persuaded to support an unprecedented costly military endeavour in Afghanistan; 9 French strategic narratives, public opinion, and the war in Afghanistan; 10 "War-like circumstances": Germany's unforeseen combat mission in Afghanistan and its strategic narratives
  • 11 Hungary in Afghanistan: a default narrative for a particularly prudent public12 The winter of our consent? Framing Italy's "peace mission" in Afghanistan; 13 "Fighting" versus "reconstructing": framing the Dutch mission in Afghanistan; 14 Poland's strategic narrative on Afghanistan: getting the best of both worlds; 15 A catch-all strategic narrative: target audiences and Swedish troop contribution to ISAF in Afghanistan; 16 Communicating Afghanistan: strategic narratives and the case of UK public opinion
  • 17 The longest war story: elite rhetoric, news coverage, and the US war in AfghanistanPart IV Conclusion; 18 Conclusion: how to operate strategic narratives: interweaving war, politics and the public; Index
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ocn903488806
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online
Isbn
9781315770734
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903488806
Label
Strategic narratives, public opinion and war : winning domestic support for the Afghan War, edited by Beatrice De Graaf, George Dimitriu and Jens Ringsmose
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Preface: framing the war in Afghanistan: an introductory note; Part I Introduction; 1 Introduction: shaping societies for war: strategic narratives and public opinion; Part II Theoretical part; 2 The possibilities and limits of strategic narratives; 3 Searching for El Dorado: the legendary golden narrative of the Afghanistan War; 4 Great power politics and strategic narratives of war; Part III Case studies; 5 The war in Afghanistan: Australia's strategic narratives
  • 6 Elite consensus and ineffective strategic narratives: the domestic politics behind Canada's commitment to Afghanistan7 Czech strategic narrative on Afghanistan: ideological reactiveness and domestic political contestation; 8 "For our own security and for the sake of the Afghans": how the Danish public was persuaded to support an unprecedented costly military endeavour in Afghanistan; 9 French strategic narratives, public opinion, and the war in Afghanistan; 10 "War-like circumstances": Germany's unforeseen combat mission in Afghanistan and its strategic narratives
  • 11 Hungary in Afghanistan: a default narrative for a particularly prudent public12 The winter of our consent? Framing Italy's "peace mission" in Afghanistan; 13 "Fighting" versus "reconstructing": framing the Dutch mission in Afghanistan; 14 Poland's strategic narrative on Afghanistan: getting the best of both worlds; 15 A catch-all strategic narrative: target audiences and Swedish troop contribution to ISAF in Afghanistan; 16 Communicating Afghanistan: strategic narratives and the case of UK public opinion
  • 17 The longest war story: elite rhetoric, news coverage, and the US war in AfghanistanPart IV Conclusion; 18 Conclusion: how to operate strategic narratives: interweaving war, politics and the public; Index
Control code
ocn903488806
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315770734
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903488806

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