Date of Award

Summer 7-12-2010

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Communication

First Advisor

David Cheshier

Second Advisor

Greg Lisby

Third Advisor

Leonard Teel

Fourth Advisor

Carol Winkler

Fifth Advisor

Bill Silcock

Abstract

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.

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