Taken by Storm The Media, Public Opinion, and U. S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf War

ISBN-10: 0226042596

ISBN-13: 9780226042596

Edition: 1994 (Reprint)

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In the most comprehensive study of the media and foreign policy, twenty distinguished scholars and analysts explain the role played by the mass media and public opinion in the development of United States foreign policy in the Gulf War. Tracing the flow of news, public opinion, and policy decisions from Sadam Hussein's rise to power in 1979, to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, through the outbreak and conclusion of the war, the contributors look at how the media have become key players in the foreign policy process. They examine the pre-war media debate, news coverage during and after the war, how the news-gathering process shaped the content of the coverage, and the media's effect on public opinion and decision makers. We see what goes on behind the scenes in the high tech world of political communication, and are confronted by troubling questions about the ways the government managed coverage of the war and captured journalists at their own news game. Taken by Storm also examines more general patterns in post-Cold war journalism and foreign policy, particularly how contemporary journalistic practices determine whose voices and what views are heard in foreign policy coverage. At stake are the reactions of a vast media audience and the decision of government officials who see both the press and the public and key elements of the policy game. The first book to fully integrate our understanding of the news business, public opinion, and government action, Taken by Storm transcends the limits of the Gulf War to illuminate the complex relationship between the media, the public, and U.S. foreign policy in the late twentieth century.
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List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/3/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 341
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction to the Media and Foreign Policy
A View from the Press
A View from the Military
A View from the Academy
The News About Foreign Policy
The Press as Prologue: Media Coverage of Saddam's Iraq, 1979-1990
News and Historical Content: The Establishment Phase of the Persian Gulf Policy Debate
The News before the Storm: The Iraq War Debate and the Limits to Media Independence
Domesticating a Crisis: Washington Newsbeats and Network News after theIraq Invasion of Kuwait
Strategic Public Diplomacy: Managing Kuwait's Image During the GulfConflict
The Gulf War as Popular Culture and Television Drama
News Coverage of the Gulf Crisis and Public Opinion: A Study ofAgenda-Setting, Priming, and Framing Shanto Iyengar
Elite Leadership of Mass Opinion: New Evidence from the Gulf War
Crisis, War, and Public Opinion: The Media and Public Support for thePresident
A Mutual Exploitation Model of Media Influence in U.S. Foreign Policy
Strategic Politicians, Public Opinion, and the Gulf Crisis
Just Deserts
Appendix: Gulf Conflict Event Guide
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