Traditional models and theories of foreign policy decision making in political science, fail to explain thoroughly the American foreign policy orientations with regard to the Middle East in the period from 2000 till 2004. This study attempts to analyze this period by analyzing one of the variables that may contribute to explaining this anomaly: The rising influence of a social movement coined the Christian Right. Who is the Christian Right? What, if any influence does this movement have on the Presidency of the United States and Congress with regard to foreign policy decision making in the Middle East. This study predominantly assesses these questions and attempts to offer a comprehensive basis from which to understand the movement, its historical development, its driving core tenets and its political goals. An analysis is also conducted to asses the logic behind the influence that the Christian Right has on President George W. Bush and Congress in the period under study.


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award


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First Advisor

Ejaz Akram

Second Advisor

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Third Advisor

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Committee Member 2

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Committee Member 3

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Document Type



159 leaves


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Call Number

Thesis 2005/35