Media and the Path to Peace
By (author) Gadi Wolfsfeld
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Media and the Path to Peace by Gadi Wolfsfeld
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521538626
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
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, Hardback (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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Author Biography - Gadi Wolfsfeld
Gadi Wolfsfeld is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Media and Political Conflict: News from the Middle East (Cambridge, 1997).
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