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Title: ‘Special relationships’ : the negotiation of an Anglo-American propaganda ‘War on Terror’
Author: Briant, Emma Louise
ISNI:       0000 0004 2722 4020
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2011
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This doctoral thesis will examine how relations between the United States and Britain, and internal dynamics within each country, affected the nature and development of the two countries’ information strategies in a shared theatre of war. It examines the two governments’ distinct organisational cultures and bureaucratic structures in explaining the shape this took. Going beyond the policy level it considers how cultures and power relationships contributed to propaganda war planning. The research emphasises important changes in policy development and circumstance which, it is argued, despite the obvious power imbalance, situated Britain in a key position in the Anglo-American propaganda effort. The analysis draws on empirical research conducted in both countries. This fieldwork involved elite interviews focussing on the period of the ‘War on Terror’, including policymakers, key bureaucrats, intelligence personnel, contractors and military planners in both Britain and America.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: E151 United States (General) ; HE Transportation and Communications ; JK Political institutions (United States) ; H Social Sciences (General) ; DA Great Britain ; JN101 Great Britain