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The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice is the first resource to synthesize key theories, research, and practices of conflict communication in a variety of contexts. Editors John Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey, as well as expert researchers in the field, emphasize constructive conflict management from a communication perspective which places primacy in the message as the focus of conflict research and practice.

Media and International Conflict
Media and international conflict

Fundamental interrelated changes in communication, politics, and international relations have altered the roles of mass communication in contemporary international conflicts (Gilboa, 2000, 2002a, 2002b, 2005a 2005b). These changes include the revolution in communication technologies, the end of the Cold War, and changes in the nature of international conflicts and the use of force. The revolution in communication and information technologies, the capability to globally broadcast—often live—almost every significant development in world events, and the creation and expansion of the Internet, have all led to the globalization of electronic communication and to substantial growth in networks, stations, and communication consumers worldwide. Growing mass participation in political processes has transformed many societies from autocracies into democracies. Before the Cold War, ...

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