The Resource Terrorism and the media : from the Iran hostage crisis to the World Trade Center bombing, Brigitte L. Nacos

Terrorism and the media : from the Iran hostage crisis to the World Trade Center bombing, Brigitte L. Nacos

Label
Terrorism and the media : from the Iran hostage crisis to the World Trade Center bombing
Title
Terrorism and the media
Title remainder
from the Iran hostage crisis to the World Trade Center bombing
Statement of responsibility
Brigitte L. Nacos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Over the last fifteen years, incidents of anti-American terrorism have become increasingly common. Until recently, however, Americans believed that such violent acts would not occur on American soil. The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City, the epicenter of American finance, was a rude awakening. Terrorism and the Media comes to readers at a crossroad in American history, when U.S. national security experts anticipate more acts of international terrorism at home and abroad
  • The author contends that terrorists are very successful in exploiting the vital link between the news media, public opinion, and decision-making - a pattern which might be called a calculus of violence. Terrorism works because media coverage of such incidents influence the American public to support government responses that protect the victims of terrorism, most of all hostages, at the expense of the national interest. Moreover, presidents and other high-level officials tend to follow public opinion. Written in a lively, journalistic style, the book is based on scholarly research of such shocking incidents as the Iranian hostage crisis, the hijackings of the Achille Lauro and TWA Flight 847, and the bombings at Rome airport and on Pan Am Flight 103. In the process, the author casts a critical eye on the practices of such media giants as The CBS Evening News and The New York Times
  • Terrorism and the Media includes an assessment of the World Trade Center bombing and considers the similarities and differences between terrorism inside and outside a targeted country. This first book to focus exclusively on the consequences of terrorism against the United States will be essential reading for politicians, journalists, and other professionals who confront these issues directly. It will be equally informative for the general reader interested in terrorist groups and the immense problems they cause even for the most powerful nation in the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nacos, Brigitte Lebens
Dewey number
303.6/25
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.T472
LC item number
U66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Mass media
  • Terrorisme et médias
  • Terrorisme dans les médias
  • Terrorisme
  • Mass media
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • United States
  • Massamedia
  • Terrorisme
  • Internationaler Terrorismus
  • Massenmedien
  • USA
  • Politik
  • Terrorismus
  • Massenmedien
  • USA
Label
Terrorism and the media : from the Iran hostage crisis to the World Trade Center bombing, Brigitte L. Nacos
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Calculus of Violence
  • 2. Terrorism, the Media, and Foreign Policy
  • 3. Terrorists and Their Goals
  • 4. The Polls and the Theater of Terror
  • 5. Terrorist Spectaculars and Presidential Rallies
  • 6. Decision Makers and their Hard Choices
  • 7. Conclusion: Must Terrorists Succeed?
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036896811
Label
Terrorism and the media : from the Iran hostage crisis to the World Trade Center bombing, Brigitte L. Nacos
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Calculus of Violence
  • 2. Terrorism, the Media, and Foreign Policy
  • 3. Terrorists and Their Goals
  • 4. The Polls and the Theater of Terror
  • 5. Terrorist Spectaculars and Presidential Rallies
  • 6. Decision Makers and their Hard Choices
  • 7. Conclusion: Must Terrorists Succeed?
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036896811

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