This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy.
Realist and Liberal perspectives on humanitarian intervention.
Media and war
Humanitarian crisis and US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq; dealing with humanitarian crisis during wars of national interest.
Politics and Media Power relations including manufacturing consent, indexing, and political contest media
Media-state-aid agency interactions
Empathy, distance, superficiality, negativity and ethnocentric framing of developing country crises
Media and foreign policy: the CNN effect, types of media effect and scope of media impact
The limits of the CNN effect and humanitarian action including conflict prevention, and post-conflict peace building
Media management during humanitarian crises
- Advocacy strategies
Any person who would like to work in or who is working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course
English language requirements:
Proof of English to IELTS 6.5
- Discuss the politics of aid delivery and humanitarian action
- Discuss practical issues pertaining to media management during humanitarian responses
- Critically review the theories of media-state relations and the factors that affect media coverage of humanitarian crises
- Discuss the geopolitics of humanitarian action
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Last updated November 27, 2015