Media and the Path to Peace / Edition 1

Media and the Path to Peace / Edition 1

by Gadi Wolfsfeld
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521538629

ISBN-13: 9780521538626

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book to examine in detail the roles that the news media can play in an ongoing peace process. Gadi Wolfsfeld explains how the press's role in such processes varies over time and political circumstance. He examines three major cases: the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; the peace process between Israel and Jordan; and the…  See more details below

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This is the first book to examine in detail the roles that the news media can play in an ongoing peace process. Gadi Wolfsfeld explains how the press's role in such processes varies over time and political circumstance. He examines three major cases: the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; the peace process between Israel and Jordan; and the process surrounding the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland. Wolfsfeld's central argument is that there is a fundamental contradiction between news values and the nature of a peace process. This often leads the media to play a destructive role in attempts to make peace, but variations in the political and media environment affect significantly exactly how the media behave. Wolfsfeld shows how the media played a mainly destructive role in the Oslo peace process, but were more constructive during the Israel-Jordan process and in Northern Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521538626
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Communication, Society and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Building theory8
2The initial stages of Oslo45
3The Israeli media and the debate over Oslo77
4The Palestinians and the Israeli media104
5The media and the Israel-Jordan peace process137
6The media and the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland158
7The collapse of Oslo and the return to violence182
Conclusion220
Methodological appendix232
References247
Index255

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