Media Power and the Transformation of War

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dc.contributor.author DE FRANCO, Chiara
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-15T15:32:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T15:32:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Houndmills/Basingstoke/Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781137009746
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/24177
dc.description (Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2008.) en
dc.description.abstract Do the news media have any role in the transformation of war and warfare? This book argues that the news media alter the cognitive and strategic environment of the actors of war and politics and change the way these interact with one another. Contributing to the changing nature of war and warfare, the media is influencing decision-making and political leaders themselves, highlighting that politics is not a rational process. Building on a four-dimensional definition of power and focusing on the role of television, this book recognises the importance of interactions upon the understanding of any social phenomenon. It suggests that the nature of war is changing partly because it is no longer just a matter of linear strategic interactions but also, and mainly, of 'mediated' ones. en
dc.description.tableofcontents Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: MEDIA POWER: A RADICAL VIEW Media Effects Media Power For a new analytical framework The sources of power: The image and the Arena A Four-dimensional definition Two Case Studies Looking for Media Effects PART II: POWER OVER THE AGENDA 'Agending' Kosovo 'Agending' Afghanistan Comparison and Conclusions PART III: POWER OVER THE PROCESS Real Time Kosovo Real Time Afghanistan Comparison and Conclusions PART IV: POWER OVER THE CHANNEL Media Diplomacy In Kosovo Media Diplomacy in Afghanistan Comparison and Conclusions PART V: POWER OVER THE INSTRUMENTS Kosovo's Semiotic War The Airstrikes Afghanistan's Semiotic War Operation Enduring Freedom Comparison and Conclusions PART VI: CONCLUSIONS Media Power Clarified The Medium and the System Implications for Warfare What's Next Notes en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.subject Media
dc.subject Europe
dc.subject.lcsh Media -- Europe
dc.title Media Power and the Transformation of War en
dc.type Book en


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