SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Matar, Dina (2019) 'The Syrian Regime’s Strategic Communication: Practices and Ideology.' International Journal of Communication, 13. pp. 2398-2416.

[img]
Preview
Text - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Download (219kB) | Preview

Abstract

This article addresses the Syrian regime’s strategic communication as a practice of politics that runs hand in hand with its repressive political, social, and military tactics to control the political sphere, win the ongoing civil war in the country, and violently suppress its opponents since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011. Drawing on primary and secondary sources as well as discourse analysis of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s main speeches since 2011, the article suggests that this strategy is a dynamic practice of politics that combines the mobilization of media and cultural genres as technologies of power with a political language rooted in the Ba’ath Party’s ideology to legitimate the regime’s war against its opponents, ensure support, and summon citizens as political subjectivities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Syrian civil war, Assad, Ba’th Party, strategic communication, practices, ideology, media, political subjectivities
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Global Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Dina Matar. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at: https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/10205/2667
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 07:11
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31108
Related URLs: https://ijoc.or ... view/10205/2667 (Publisher URL)

Altmetric Data

There is no Altmetric data currently associated with this item.

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
24Downloads
45Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item