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Communication and Peace: Mapping an emerging field / Edition 1

Communication and Peace: Mapping an emerging field / Edition 1

by Julia Hoffmann, Virgil HawkinsJulia Hoffmann
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This book analyses the use of communication in resolving conflicts, with a focus on de-escalation and processes of peacebuilding and peace formation.

From the employment of hate radio in the Rwanda genocide, to the current conflict between Russia and the Ukraine following events in the Crimea, communication and the media are widely recognized as powerful tools in conflicts and war. Although there has been significant academic attention on the relationship between the media, conflict and war, academic efforts to understand this relationship have tended to focus primarily on the links between communication and conflict, rather than on communication and peace.

In order to make sense of peace it is essential to look at communication in its many facets, mediated or not. This is true within many of the diverse strands that make up the field of communication and peace, but it is also true in the sense that a holistic and interdisciplinary approach is missing from the literature. This book addresses this widely acknowledged lacuna by providing an interdisciplinary perspective on the field, bringing together relevant, but so far largely isolated, streams of research. In doing so, it aims to provide a platform for further reflection of the meaning of, and requirements for, peace in our contemporary world with a focus on de-escalation, conflict transformation, reconciliation and processes of peacebuilding - as opposed to conflict escalation or crisis intervention.

This volume will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, peacebuilding, media and communication studies, security studies and IR in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138018044
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution Series
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Julia Hoffmann is Senior Advisor ICT & Media at Hivos, The Netherlands and Assistant Professor of Human Rights, Media and Conflict at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is co-editor (with Andre Nollkaemper) of The Responsibility to Protect: From Principle to Practice (2012). Virgil Hawkins is Associate Professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan and research associate at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is author of Stealth Conflicts: How the World's Worst Violence Is Ignored (2010).

Table of Contents

Foreword, Oliver Richmond Introduction. Julia Hoffmann and Virgil Hawkins 1. Media in Peace and Conflict Studies, Jake Lynch 2. Media Studies and the Peace Issue, Cees J. Hamelink PART I. Reporting and Representing Peace 3. Peace and the Absence of Journalism, Virgil Hawkins 4. Conflict Sensitive Journalism: (R)evolution in media peacebuilding, Ross Howard 5. The United Nations’ Responsibility to Protect and the World’s Press: Establishing a New Humanitarian Norm?, Simon Cottle and Martin Hughes 6. Media and War Propaganda: The Value of Exposure, Oliver Boyd-Barrett 7. Imagined Violence: Representations of Masculinity and a Culture of Peace, Lara Mazurski 8. The Media and Deconstruction of the Enemy Image, Babak Bahador PART II. Intervening for Peace 9. Still Caught in the Crossfire? UN Peace Operations and their Information Capacities, Ingrid A. Lehmann 10. Beyond Journalism: Expanding the use of media in peacebuilding, Vladimir Bratić 11. UN Peacekeeping Radio: The Way Forward, Michelle Betz and Helene Papper 12. Reflections on Using Monitoring & Evaluation to Enhance Information Interventions for Peace, Maureen Taylor 13. Digital Technology and Peace, Steven Livingston 14. Strategic communications and the Avoidance of Violent Conflict, Monroe E. Price and Nicole Stremlau 15. Capacity building, institutional change and theories of change: Creating an enabling environment for journalists in post-conflict environments, Michelle Betz 16. Confronting the conundrum of "hate speech", Julia Hoffmann 17. Media as watchdogs and election monitors in fragile states: How foreign assistance is shaping the media’s role in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie-Soleil Frère PART III. Enacting and Communicating Peace 18. The Role of the Media in Transitional Justice, Lisa J. Laplante 19. Communication for Memory and Peace: Articulating Violence in Post-Repressive Contexts, Kristin Sorensen 20. Community Media as Performers of Peace, Clemencia Rodríguez 21. Communication Towards a Negotiated Peace: Conflict, Contestation and the Media, Pradip Thomas

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