Media and Conflict: Framing Issues, Making Policy, Shaping Opinions

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This is the first book to focus on media and conflict - primarily international conflict - from multidisciplinary, cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives. Twenty-two contributors from around the globe present original and thought provoking research on media and conflict in the United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Asia.
Media and Conflict includes works both on the traditional print and electronic media and on new media including the Internet. It explores the role media play in different phases of conflict determined by goal and structure including conflict management, conflict resolution, and conflict transformation.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

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Editorial Reviews

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An important and diverse collection.... This book brings the study of media and conflict to a new level of sophistication. -- Robert M. Entman, Professor and Head, Department of Communication, North Carolina State University.

A wonderful, multi-discipline attempt to understand the complicated intersection of communications and political strife. -- Susan Herbst, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571052704
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 362

Meet the Author

Eytan Gilboa is Professor of Communication and International Relations and faculty member of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
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Table of Contents

About the Authors; World Perspectives on Media and Conflict, Eytan Gilboa;
Part I: Framing; Chapter 1: Media and the New Post-Cold War Movements, Andrew Rojecki;
Chapter 2: The Battle in Seattle: How Nongovernmental Organizations Used Websites in Their Challenge to the WTO, Melissa A. Wall; Chapter 3: Spiral of Violence? Conflict and Conflict Resolution in
International News, Christopher Beaudoin and Esther Thorson; Chapter 4: Relational Ripeness in the Oslo I and Oslo II Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, William A. Donohue and Gregory D. Hoobler; Chapter 5: Framing International Conflicts in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of News Coverage of Tokdo, Young Chul Yoon and Gwangho E.; Chapter 6: Framing Environmental Conflicts: The Edwards Aquifer Dispute, Linda L. Putnam; Part II: Media and Policy; Chapter 7: Sources, the Media and the Reporting of Conflict ,Howard Tumber; Chapter 8: An Exploratory Model of Media-Government Relations in International Crises: U.S. Involvement in Bosnia 1992–1995, Yaeli Bloch and Sam Lehman-Wilzig; Chapter 9: Global Television and Conflict Resolution: Defining the Limits of the CNN Effect, Piers Robinson;
Chapter 10: Media Diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Eytan Gilboa; Chapter 11: The Russian Media Role in the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Chechnya: A Case Study of Media Coverage by Izvestia Olga V. Malinkina and Douglas M. McLeod; Chapter 12: Effects of Ambiguous Policies on Media Coverage of Foreign Conflicts: The Cases of Eritrea and Southern Sudan, Meseret Chekol Reta; Part III: Media and the Public; Chapter 13: The South African Press: No Strangers to Conflict, Arnold S de Beer;Chapter 14: Cultural Conflict in the Middle East: The Media as Peacemakers, Dov Shinar; Chapter 15: The Media and Reconciliation in Central America, Sonia Gutiérrez-Villalobos; Chapter 16: The Crisis in Kosovo: Photographic News of the Conflict and Public Opinion, Kimberly L. Bissell; Chapter 17: Internet Public Relations: A Tool for Crisis Management, Shannon B. Campbell; Index.
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