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Title Weapons of mass persuasion : strategic communication to combat violent extremism / edited by Steven R. Corman, Angela Trethewey, and H. L. Goodall, Jr
Published New York : Peter Lang, [2008]


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Description xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Frontiers in political communication ; v. 15
Frontiers in political communication ; v. 15
Contents Preface -- Strategic communication in a post 9/11 world -- Strategery: missed opportunities and the consequences of obsolete strategic communication theory / Bud Goodall, Angela Trethewey, & Steve Corman -- Strategic ambiguity, communication, and public diplomacy in an uncertain world: principles and practices / Bud Goodall, Angela Trethewey, & Kelly McDonald -- Leadership reconsidered as historical subject: sketches from the Cold War to post-9/11 / Angela Trethewey & Bud Goodall -- Case studies on communication, terrorism, & national security -- Communication and media strategy in the jihadi war of ideas / Steve Corman & Jill Schiefelbein -- The Iranian letter to President Bush: analysis and recommendations / Bud Goodall, Linell Cady, Steven R. Corman, Kelly McDonald, Mark Woodward, & Carolyn Forbes -- One message for many audiences: framing the death of Abu Musa al-Zarqawi / Zachary Justus & Aaron Hess -- Re-defining the long war: toward a new vocabulary for international terrorism / Aaron Hess & Zachary Justus -- Crafting a new communication policy -- A new communication model for the 21st century: from simplistic influence to pragmatic complexity / Steve Corman, Angela Trethewey, & Bud Goodall -- Final recommendations: global communication, national (in)security, and the role of new scholarship in an uncertain world / Steve Corman, Angela Trethewey, & Bud Goodall -- Useful links -- Appendix a -- Index
Summary "Complementing and extending scholarship in three areas - terrorism; the media, mediated representations, and propaganda in contemporary culture; and the political and diplomatic environment post-9/11 - this book articulates the role of human communication in the "war of ideas." Drawing on contemporary research from a variety of disciplines, this book offers analyses and recommendations for people to make use of informed, inspired, and ethical communication to counter ideological support for terrorism and to promote more effective public diplomacy." "This is the first book to apply human communication concepts and theories - and to offer potential solutions - to the communication problems encountered by nations, communities, and individuals, and in doing so moves beyond critiques of failed U.S. communication campaigns and strategies in the "war on terror.""--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communication in politics -- United States.
Terrorism and mass media.
National security.
Communication, International.
Mass media and public opinion.
Author Corman, Steven R.
Trethewey, Angela.
Goodall, H. Lloyd.
LC no. 2008002470
ISBN 9781433101984 (hard cover)
143310198X (hard cover)
9781433101977 (paperback: alk. paper)
1433101971 (paperback: alk. paper)