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000001640 037__ $$aBOOK
000001640 035__ $$aR004992620
000001640 090__ $$2ge-heid-nc$$aHEITH 804
000001640 245__ $$ba study of Iranian political discourse on Israel and Zionism, 1948-2008$$aIranian political elite and Israel
000001640 260__ $$c2008$$bInstitut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement$$aGeneva
000001640 269__ $$a2008
000001640 300__ $$c30 cm$$bill.$$aVIII, 564 p.
000001640 336__ $$aPhD Theses
000001640 508__ $$aDirecteur de thèse: Professeur Jussi Hanhimäki
000001640 520__ $$aThis dissertation studies, through a discourse analysis, how the perspectives of several Iranian political thinkers have been shaped towards Israel and Zionism since 1948, and why Israel has constituted an issue in the Iranian foreign policy discourse. This research first discusses the uneasy coexistence between a historical sense of superiority over neighbors and a sense of inferiority caused by a series of humiliations coming from the grat powers in Iran's dealings with the foreign world. It concludes that Israel has become a central feature in Iranian political discourse because all Iranian political thikers shared two fundamental beliefs that Israel was created by the West and that Israel was fundamentally hostile to Arabs. Friendship or hostility with Israel has thus become "instrumentalized" as a tool of policy for Iranians to cultivate or antagonize Western powers while maintain the regional hegemony in the Middle East$$9geudbu/05.2009
000001640 700__ $$aAhouie, Mahdi
000001640 901__ $$uHP
000001640 980__ $$aTHESE
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