Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy

dc.contributor.authorEnnis, Andrew Edwarden_ZA
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dc.date.available2015-02-04T19:09:59Z
dc.date.issued2010en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 62-63).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractSince the famous 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, the American government has increased their military presence across the world, most notably by occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. This they have done under the banner of spreading liberal democracy to oppressed peoples in far off places, arguing that their actions represent asense of moral clarity and are necessary if the world is going to be safe from evil. This paper argues that the term liberal democracy and all the ideological rhetoric of freedom that is employed give the Americans a moral high ground from which they seek to excuse and legitimise their actions. This thesis shows how the framework of spreading liberal democracy has been and is being used in order to legitimise actions which appear to be contradictory to the professed goals of spreading liberty and equality, to oppressed people.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationEnnis, A. E. (2010). <i>Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12372en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationEnnis, Andrew Edward. <i>"Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12372en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationEnnis, A. 2010. Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ennis, Andrew Edward AB - Since the famous 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, the American government has increased their military presence across the world, most notably by occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. This they have done under the banner of spreading liberal democracy to oppressed peoples in far off places, arguing that their actions represent asense of moral clarity and are necessary if the world is going to be safe from evil. This paper argues that the term liberal democracy and all the ideological rhetoric of freedom that is employed give the Americans a moral high ground from which they seek to excuse and legitimise their actions. This thesis shows how the framework of spreading liberal democracy has been and is being used in order to legitimise actions which appear to be contradictory to the professed goals of spreading liberty and equality, to oppressed people. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy TI - Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12372 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/12372
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationEnnis AE. Legitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracy. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12372en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherEnglish Literary Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleLegitimising language : 9/11 and liberal democracyen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen_ZA
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