1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security

Edited By Piers Robinson, Philip Seib, Romy Frohlich Copyright 2017
    370 Pages
    by Routledge

    370 Pages
    by Routledge

    This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies.

    The academic sub-field of media and conflict has developed and expanded greatly over the past two decades. Operating across a diverse range of academic disciplines, academics are studying the impact the media has on governments pursuing war, responses to humanitarian crises and violent political struggles, and the role of the media as a facilitator of, and a threat to, both peace building and conflict prevention. This handbook seeks to consolidate existing knowledge by linking the body of conflict and media studies with work in security studies.

    The handbook is arranged into five parts:

    • Theory and Principles.

    • Media, the State and War

    • Media and Human Security

    • Media and Policymaking within the Security State

    • New Issues in Security and Conflict and Future Directions

    For scholars of security studies, this handbook will provide a key point of reference for state of the art scholarship concerning the media-security nexus; for scholars of communication and media studies, the handbook will provide a comprehensive mapping of the media-conflict field.

    Introduction, Piers Robinson, Phil Seib and Romy Fröhlich

    PART I: Theory and Principles

    1. Secrets and Lies: on the ethics of conflict coverage, Richard Keeble

    2. Gender, Media, and Security, Romy Fröhlich

    3. Investigating the Culture-Media-Security Nexus, Holger Pötzsch

    4. The Media-Security Nexus: Researching Ritualised Cycles of Insecurity, Ben O’Loughlin and Marie Gillespie

    5. Critical Perspectives on Media and Conflict, Des Freedman

    6. Theorising Media/State Relations and Power, Phil Hammond

    PART II: Media, the State and War

    7. Visual Truths: Online News and Conflict Reporting, Stuart Allan and Chindu Sreedharan

    8. Media, War, and Public Opinion, Sean Aday

    9. Theorizing State-media Relations During War and Crisis, Steven Livingston

    10. Media, Dissent, and Anti-War Movements, Andrew Rojecki

    11. Public Diplomacy, Craig Hayden

    12. Mapping a century in media coverage of war and conflict, Peter Goddard and Katy Parry

    PART III: Media and Human Security

    13. Citizen Voice in War and Conflict Reporting, Lilie Chouliaraki

    14. The CNN effect and Humanitarian Action, Piers Robinson

    15. News coverage, peacemaking and peacebuilding, Jake Lynch

    16. Continuing Post-Conflict Coverage, Marie-Soleil Frère

    17. Media and Human Rights, Ekaterina Balabanova

    Part IV Media and Policymaking within the Security State

    18. News media and the intelligence community, Vian Bakir

    19. Covering acts of terrorism, Heather Epkins

    20. Cybersecurity, Myriam Dunn Cavelty

    21. Social Media and Revolution, Philip Howard & Samuell Woolley

    PART V: New Issues in Security and Conflict and Future Directions

    22. Media, the Environment, and Global Security, Neil Gavin

    23. Contemporary Propaganda and Persuasion During Conflict, David Miller, Piers Robinson and Vian Bakir

    24. The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine and the World’s Press: a new development in human security?, Simon Cottle with the assistance of Charles Martin Hughes

    25. Conclusion: Looking ahead, Piers Robinson, Phil Seib and Romy Fröhlich


    Piers Robinson is Professor of Politics, Society and Political Journalism at the University of Sheffield, UK.

    Philip Seib is Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, USA.

    Romy Fröhlich is Professor of Communication Science and Media Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.