Announcing peace and framing conflict. The role of the media in challenging the status quo of Israeli-Palestinian relations and the 1993 Peace Accord.

Tiripelli, Giuliana (2013) Announcing peace and framing conflict. The role of the media in challenging the status quo of Israeli-Palestinian relations and the 1993 Peace Accord. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This is a study of media production and coverage of Israeli-Palestinian relations. It investigates how media production and coverage have developed alongside developments on the ground, political necessities and shifting perceptions of peace in relation to this conflict since the beginning of the Oslo peace process in 1993.

The study presents a comprehensive historical analysis of the negotiations that led to the Peace Accord between Israelis and Palestinians in 1993. It highlights the elements that made the Accord a diplomatic achievement but which reestablished the imbalance of power that had previously defined Israeli-Palestinian relations. It also presents the results of a content analysis of The New York Times’ representation of the first months of that process. It then discusses the perspectives of subjects who have been involved in activities promoting dialogue to challenge dominant explanations for this conflict since the early nineties, comparing these with the views of journalists who have covered this conflict and the peace process for different media.

In describing the interplay between media and these other contexts, as well as the ways through which this has been linked to discursive explanations of peace and the return to visible conflict, this investigation reviews the factors that prevented the media from becoming agents of change.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Due to issues of confidentiality, this thesis is not available for viewing.
Keywords: media, media studies, peace, peace processes, Middle East, Oslo peace process, media and change
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Philo, Prof. Greg
Date of Award: 2013
Depositing User: Dr Giuliana Tiripelli
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4592
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 07:38
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 13:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4592

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