Media and Political Conflict
News from the Middle East
By (author) Gadi Wolfsfeld
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Media and Political Conflict by Gadi Wolfsfeld
Book DescriptionThe news media have become the central arena for political conflicts today. It is, therefore, not surprising that the role of the news media in political conflicts has received a good deal of public attention in recent years. Media and Political Conflict provides readers with an understanding of the ways in which news media do and do not become active participants in these conflicts. The author's 'political contest' model provides an alternative approach to this important issue. The best way to understand the role of the news media in politics, he argues, is to view the competition over the news media as part of a larger and more significant contest for political control. The book is divided into two parts. While the first is devoted to developing the theoretical model, the second employs this approach to analyse the role of the news media in three conflicts: the Gulf war, the Palestinian intifada, and the attempt by the Israeli right wing to derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521589673
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gadi Wolfsfeld
Making Sense of Media and Politics, Hardback (March 2011)
Politics is above all a contest, and the news media is the central arena for viewing that competition. In 'Making Sense of Media and Politics', Gadi Wolfsfeld introduces readers to the most important concepts that serve as a framework for examining the interrelationship of media and politics.
Media and the Path to Peace, Paperback (January 2004)
This book examines the role of the media in peace processes, arguing that it is often destructive.
Political Communication in a New Era, Hardback (December 2002)
This book seeks to provide readers with a cross-national perspective concerning the art of political communication. Contributors offer perspectives from Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and the United States.
Media and Political Conflict, Hardback (April 1997)» View all books by Gadi Wolfsfeld
This book offers and applies an approach to studying the role of media in conflicts.
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