Communicating Terror

Author: Joseph S. Tuman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412973244
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Concise yet comprehensive, this up-to-date text examines how acts of "terrorism" create rhetorical acts: What messages, persuasive meanings, symbols, do acts of terrorism generate and communicate to the world at large? These rhetorical components include definitions and labels, symbolism in terrorism, public oratory about terrorism, and the relationship between terror and media. This unique communication perspective (vs. political scienceiminal justice approach) shows how the rhetoric of terrorism is truly a war of words, symbols, and meanings.

Terrorism and Communication

Author: Jonathan Matusitz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452240280
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Based on the premise that terrorism is essentially a message, Terrorism and Communication: A Critical Introduction examines terrorism from a communication perspective—making it the first text to offer a complete picture of the role of communication in terrorist activity. Through the extensive examination of state-of-the-art research on terrorism as well as recent case studies and speech excerpts, communication and terrorism scholar Jonathan Matusitz explores the ways that terrorists communicate messages through actions and discourse. Using a multifaceted approach, he draws valuable insights from relevant disciplines, including mass communication, political communication, and visual communication, as he illustrates the key role that media outlets play in communicating terrorists' objectives and examines the role of global communication channels in both spreading and combating terrorism. This is an essential introduction to understanding what terrorism is, how it functions primarily through communication, how we talk about it, and how we prevent it.

Global Terrorism and New Media

Author: Philip Seib
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136926720
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Global Terrorism and New Media carefully examines the content of terrorist websites and extremist television programming to provide a comprehensive look at how terrorist groups use new media today. Based partly on a content analysis of discussion boards and forums, the authors share their findings on how terrorism 1.0 is migrating to 2.0 where the interactive nature of new media is used to build virtual organization and community. Although the creative use of social networking tools such as Facebook may advance the reach of terrorist groups, the impact of their use of new media remains uncertain. The book pays particular attention to terrorist media efforts directed at women and children, which are evidence of the long-term strategy that some terrorist organizations have adopted, and the relationship between terrorists’ media presence and actual terrorist activity. This volume also looks at the future of terrorism online and analyzes lessons learned from counterterrorism strategies. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, media and communication studies, security studies and political science.

The struggle to find a definition for international terrorism

Author: Miriam Nabinger
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638011593
Format: PDF
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Master's Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, grade: 70%, Stellenbosch Universitiy (Department for Public Law), course: LL.M. Public Law, 88 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This thesis provides an overview of some of the different domestic and international definitions for the crime of terrorism. Also some historical approaches are included in order to present the widest possible range of approaches regarding this topic. The argumentation is aimed at highlighting the strengthes as well as the weaknessess of different approaches taken so far. For example, definitions with exceptions for certain groups like “freedom figters” are analyzed. Also, the advantages of a definition without exceptions are shown. A critical evaluation of both arguments in favour and against certain definitorial approaches subsequently takes place. After all, it becomes explicit that it is very difficult to create a coherently recognized definition. It is furtheron searched why this is so. Because of the present lack of a coherent definition, the United Nations’s possible ways to react to terrorist attacks are adressed right after this. An examination of the present means of the United Nations takes place in order to find out if they are sufficient to encounter the terrorist threat efficiently. Only measures where the United Nations can actively influence the events are relevant in this passage. Finally, the consequences of the present lack of a definition are described and the improvements one can expect from a defininition are named. Some recommendations are made regarding which way to approach the definition is the most promising.

The Handbook of Crisis Communication

Author: W. Timothy Coombs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444361902
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Written as a tool for both researchers and communication managers, the Handbook of Crisis Communication is a comprehensive examination of the latest research, methods, and critical issues in crisis communication. Includes in-depth analyses of well-known case studies in crisis communication, from terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina Explores the key emerging areas of new technology and global crisis communication Provides a starting point for developing crisis communication as a distinctive field research rather than as a sub-discipline of public relations or corporate communication

Will Terrorists Go Nuclear

Author: Brian Michael Jenkins
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Jenkins, who for more than thirty years has been advising the military, government, and prestigious think tanks on the dangers of nuclear proliferation, goes beyond what the experts know about terrorists efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, nuclear black markets, suitcase bombs, and mysterious substances like red mercury to examine how terrorists themselves think about such weapons.

Speak Up

Author: Douglas M. Fraleigh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312621884
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information on the concepts and theories of public speaking along with a variety of real-life examples and visual explanations.