The Terrorism Spectacle

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How terrorism is portrayed by the news media, and thus perceived by the public, is directly linked to the government's foreign policy goals. Steven Livingston demonstrates the complex interactions among the press, the public, and political actors in illuminating a policymaking process that relies on image management as one strategy in achieving policy objectives - not just in combating terrorism but also in handling other foreign policy problems.

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Political Violence and the Official
Managing the News and Setting the Agenda
Press Treatment of Alleged U S Ties

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About the author (1994)

Steven Livingston is assistant professor of political communication at the National Center for Communication Studies, George Washington University.

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