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Causal roots of anti-Americanism in the Persian Gulf in the Post Saddam era within the Copenhagen School theory

fatemeh Shayan
Tampere University
fatemeh Shayan
Tampere University
Open Panel

Abstract

This paper will propose a multisectoral approach to the causal roots of anti-US sentiments in the Persian Gulf in the Post-Saddam era from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states'' perspective. In doing so the paper will attempt to account better for the complexity of causes than existing studies have been able to do whilst also examines the opinions polls. The paper first builds a complex causal story of the causes of anti-Americanist sentiments, covering religion, anti-globalizationist standpoints and the US inappropriate foreign policies. On top of that the paper analyzes the causes within the Copenhagen School, the societal sector of security and the Self/Other concept. Of particular importance in this regard are the three sectors that I examine, trace the roots of anti-Americanist sentiments to multisectoral perspectives, either driven by considerations of religion, public opinions and the socio-political perspectives. The prospect of the US inappropriate foreign policies in the region will be prioritized to the dominance of religion and anti-globalist point of views.