Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation is an argumentation analysis of UNESCO’s use of argumentation theory to encourage a U.S. return to membership in 2003. The U.S. left UNESCO in 1985 under complaint that it had become politicized and was fraught with budgetary mismanagement. It is an attempt to bridge international communication scholarship and international relations scholarship on an organization that is positioned to have great influence in the international community.
Johnson, Jared L., "Strategic Positioning: UNESCO's Use of Argumentation to Encourage a U.S. Return to Membership." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2010.