Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts The Media and International Intervention

by Philip Hammond

Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts The Media and International Intervention Synopsis

Since the end of the Cold War there have been many competing ideas about how to explain contemporary conflicts, and about how the West should respond to them. This study, newly available in paperback, examines how the media interpret conflicts and international interventions, testing the sometimes contradictory claims that have been made about recent coverage of war. Framing post-Cold War conflicts takes a comparative approach, examining UK press coverage across six different crises. Through detailed analysis of news content, it seeks to identify the dominant themes in explaining the post-Cold War international order, and to discover how far the patterns established prior to 11 September 2001 have subsequently changed. Based on extensive original research, the book includes case studies of two 'humanitarian military interventions' (in Somalia and Kosovo), two instances where Western governments were condemned for not intervening enough (Bosnia and Rwanda), and the post-9/11 interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. -- .

Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts The Media and International Intervention Press Reviews

'Shows via compelling empirical data and analyses that the United Kingdom's print media have systematically framed post-Cold war conflicts in ways that put their own governments and leaders in a favorable light. As these conflicts have almost invariably involved invading other and weaker countries, officials readily assume rights of aggression and a world of sovereign inequality; and so do the mainstream media. This is a valuable contribution both to media studies and the modalities of conflict in the age of humanitarian intervention. ' Edward S. Herman, Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and co-author with Noam Chomsky of Manufacturing Consent and The Political Economy of Human Rights -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719086694
Publication date: 1st December 2011
Author: Philip Hammond
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Peace studies & conflict resolution, Media studies, Communication studies,

About Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond is Reader in Media and Communication at London South Bank University. -- .

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