Tough Sell

Fighting the Media War in Iraq

Author: Tom Basile

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1612349005

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8066


"Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq" takes readers on the behind-the-scenes rollercoaster ride of Tom Basile's time as a civilian adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq during the War or Terror.

Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Erika G. King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317086430

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5309


Situating Obama’s end-of-war discourse in the historical context of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan begins with a detailed comparison with the Bush war-on-terror security narrative before examining elements of continuity and change in post-9/11 elite rhetoric. Erika King deftly employs two case studies of presidential and media framing - the weeks surrounding the formal announcements of Obama’s December 2009 'surge-then-exit' strategy from Afghanistan and the end of combat operations in Iraq in August 2010 - to explore the role of mass media in presenting presidential narratives of war and finds evidence of an interpretive disconnect between the media and a president seeking to present a more nuanced approach to keeping America safe. Eloquently scrutinizing Obama’s discourse on the U.S. exit from two post-9/11 wars and contrasting the presidential endgame frame with the U.S. mainstream media’s narratives of the wars’ meaning, accomplishments, and denouement provides a unique combination of qualitative content analysis and topical case studies and makes this volume an ideal resource for scholars and researchers grappling with the complicated and ever-evolving nexus of war, the president, and the media.

Race, Ethnicity and Education in Globalised Times

Author: Ruth Arber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402064586

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 7531


This book provides a research narrative of the way an urban school community speaks about race and ethnic relationships in times of change. It analyses the history of multicultural policy and practice in Australia. Coverage also discusses the struggle to understand identity and race and cultural difference and presents a comprehensive methodological framework to explore the complex interactions that shape race and ethnic relationships.

Influence Warfare

How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas

Author: James J. F. Forest

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313347313

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 8711


This important work, edited by an expert on terrorism, focuses on the 21st-century struggle for strategic influence and ways in which states can neutralize the role of new media in spreading terrorist propaganda.

Prime Ministers in Power

Political Leadership in Britain and Australia

Author: M. Bennister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230378447

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 9550


A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.