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Inter-Discursive Dynamics and Darfur: Analyzing Narrative Complexity Behind Responses of the United Nations and African Union, 2003-2006

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dc.contributor.advisor Cobb, Sara
dc.contributor.author Crewe, Kathryn Ellen
dc.creator Crewe, Kathryn Ellen
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-29T18:35:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-29T18:35:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9635
dc.description.abstract International intervention, most visibly represented by the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), has failed to resolve the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan. Respected scholars have claimed that the “subordination of peacemaking to peacekeeping” in Darfur was driven in part by a western advocacy campaign, which set the international narrative for the crisis (Flint, 2010; De Waal, forthcoming). This dissertation innovates a method of inter-discursive narrative complexity analysis to assess how one simple storyline about Darfur hegemonized the discursive space around international intervention. It argues that a discourse coalition, enabled by discursive affinity among many outside narratives and their resonance within existing social and institutional discourses, rather than coordination by any particular actor from above, marginalized what could have been more lasting political and diplomatic responses with implications for other cases.
dc.format.extent 270 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Kathryn Ellen Crewe
dc.subject Peace studies en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject International relations en_US
dc.subject Conflict Resolution en_US
dc.subject Darfur en_US
dc.subject Discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject International Intervention en_US
dc.subject Interpretive policy analysis en_US
dc.subject Narrative Complexity en_US
dc.title Inter-Discursive Dynamics and Darfur: Analyzing Narrative Complexity Behind Responses of the United Nations and African Union, 2003-2006
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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