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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 25, July-December 2017


Isabel Rodríguez Toribio Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Patricia González Aldea Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Title U.S. Foreign Policy in Clinton and Trump’s presidential campaign. Discourses on ISIS in the media Summary During the last Race for the White House in the United States of America, ISIS terrorism has become the main concern among public opinion (Gallup, 2015). This issue has also been the most significant topic addressed in the campaign speeches on foreign policy. This article analyses Trump and Clinton’s discourses on ISIS within the media framework, as well as how this terrorist group and its acts are social constructed in the speeches. A qualitative methodology has been used. News published in the U.S. digital media, between November 2015 and February 2016, have been analysed through the critical discourse analysis theory. The main results of this research show how Trump has practiced a strategy based on provocation, discrimination and populism while Clinton has followed a much more argumentative and emotional path. Keywords Foreign policy, media agenda, presidential campaign, United States, ISIS.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n25a1


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