Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media Since 1945

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 248 pages
An analysis of the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena since 1945. Philip Taylor provides an accessible guide to this growing field for students of media/ communications studies, and international history.Mass communication and the mass media are comparatively recent phenomena, barely a century old, and we have scarcely begun to appreciate their relationship to the international system. However, these are the conditions in which politicians, statesmen and soldiers have been increasingly forced to operate.In Global Communications, Philip Taylor analyses the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena since 1945 and of how communications interacts with foreign policy in practice rather than theoretically.Using case studies, reference to theory and practical examples, Global Communications provides an accessible guide to this growing field for students of communications studies, media studies, international relations and international history.
 

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Contents

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS SINCE 1945
27
DRAWING THE BATTLELINES OF IDEOLOGICAL WAR
28
EXTENDING THE CONFLICT TO THE THIRD WORLD
37
THE REAL NEW WORLD INFORMATION ORDER
47
THE NEW WORLD DISORDER
52
BRUSHFIRES AND FIREFIGHTERS International affairs and the news media
58
FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MASS MEDIA AGE
59
PUBLIC OPINION AND FOREIGN POLICY
69
DESERT STORM
124
OUR WARS AND OTHER PEOPLES WARS
130
CONCLUSIONS
139
MIND GAMES Information warfare and psychological operations
145
THIRDWAVE WARFARE
146
SOME DEFINITIONS AND OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES
149
FROM PSYWAR TO PSYOPS
153
BLACK PROPAGANDA VERSUS WHITE
157

DIPLOMACY AND THE MEDIA
73
CULTURAL AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
77
TELEVISION AND DIPLOMACY
83
THE LIMITS OF TELEVISION IN FOREIGN POLICY
88
AGENDASETTING IN REALTIME
94
ILLUSIONS OF REALITY The media and the reporting of warfare
99
THE FIRST FLAWED ROUGH DRAFTS OF HISTORY
100
FRAMING THE MILITARYMEDIA DYNAMIC
102
THE MYTH OF THE VIETNAM SYNDROME
108
ANTIDOTES TO THE VIETNAM SYNDROME
115
REAL WAR AND MEDIA WAR
119
PSYWAR IN THE COLD WAR ERA
164
DESERT STORM
170
MILITARY OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR IN THE NINETIES
179
CONCLUSIONS
189
Back to the future
193
GLOSSARY
203
NOTES
205
BIBLIOGRAPHY
229
INDEX
242
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