Mass communication and the mass media are comparatively recent phenomena, but are the conditions in which politicians, statesmen and soldiers have been increasingly forced to operate.
In "Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media Since 1945, " Philip M. Taylor traces the increased involvement of the media in issues of peace and especially war from the nineteenth century to the present day. He analyzes the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena and how communications interacts with foreign policy in practice rather than in theory. Using studies which include the Gulf War and Vietnam, Taylor details the contemporary problems of reporting while at the same time providing a comprehensive historical context.
"This thoughful study concentrates on the last two decades and issues of war and peace...Taylor demonstrates a good feel for the technology of news gathering and dissemination, the evolution of news organizations, and the political consequences of instantaneous global news.."
"This is a very important subject for a wide range of professionals--academics, journalists, the military--as well as anyone who is at all interested in the media of world affairs. A ground breaking study."
-John W. Young, University of Leicester
|Series Editor's Preface||p. ix|
|Introduction-the Third Wave and the Fourth Dimension||p. 1|
|International Communications and International Politics Since 1945||p. 27|
|Brushfires and Firefighters||p. 58|
|Illusions of Reality||p. 99|
|Mind Games||p. 145|
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Series: New International History
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 4th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.62
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1