Mass Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism

by Dr Greg Simons

Ashgate Publishing Ltd | March 28, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Mass media are essential to democratic society; in contrast, the War on Terror has been interpreted as an assault on democracy and freedom by Islamic fundamentalists. The building and maintenance of public support is essential in modern warfare due to the increasing politicization of warfare, where losses and gains are measured in political rather than military terms. And if progress cannot be demonstrated during a war, then by default one is assumed to be losing.

Greg Simons tackles the complicated yet essential role of mass media in society. Taking the Global War on Terror as a prime example, the author adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the various facets of war and the role of the media within it. Assessing in particular the Russian fight against terrorism, this book provides a broader perspective and understanding of contemporary struggles.

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Published: March 28, 2013

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1409499502

ISBN - 13: 9781409499503

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Kobo eBookMass Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism

Mass Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism

by Dr Greg Simons

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 28, 2013

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1409499502

ISBN - 13: 9781409499503

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Mass media are essential to democratic society; in contrast, the War on Terror has been interpreted as an assault on democracy and freedom by Islamic fundamentalists. The building and maintenance of public support is essential in modern warfare due to the increasing politicization of warfare, where losses and gains are measured in political rather than military terms. And if progress cannot be demonstrated during a war, then by default one is assumed to be losing.

Greg Simons tackles the complicated yet essential role of mass media in society. Taking the Global War on Terror as a prime example, the author adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the various facets of war and the role of the media within it. Assessing in particular the Russian fight against terrorism, this book provides a broader perspective and understanding of contemporary struggles.