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Media persuasion, ethnic hatred, and mass violence : a brief overview of recent rfesearch advances


Petrova, Maria; Yanagizawa-Drott, David (2016). Media persuasion, ethnic hatred, and mass violence : a brief overview of recent rfesearch advances. In: Anderton, Charles; Brauer, Jurgen. Economic aspects of genocides, other mass atrocities, and their prevention. New York: Oxford University Press, n/a.

Abstract

This chapter outlines the fundamental empirical challenges when studying media effects on conflict and discusses some recent methodological advances designed to overcome them. The evidence in this emerging literature indicates that mass media can be an effective tool for political elites to orchestrate mass violence. Both direct and indirect persuasion matter. The emerging evidence indicates that direct persuasion is stronger when propaganda targeting ethnic minorities is aligned with political predispositions of the ethnic majority, and indirect persuasion may occur from coordination of violence and from spillovers arising from social interactions.

Abstract

This chapter outlines the fundamental empirical challenges when studying media effects on conflict and discusses some recent methodological advances designed to overcome them. The evidence in this emerging literature indicates that mass media can be an effective tool for political elites to orchestrate mass violence. Both direct and indirect persuasion matter. The emerging evidence indicates that direct persuasion is stronger when propaganda targeting ethnic minorities is aligned with political predispositions of the ethnic majority, and indirect persuasion may occur from coordination of violence and from spillovers arising from social interactions.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Media persuasion; propaganda; genocide; conflict; mass killing
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:07 Jun 2017 13:55
Last Modified:07 Jun 2017 13:55
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:978-0-19-937829-6
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.003.0012
Related URLs:https://global.oup.com/academic/product/economic-aspects-of-genocides-other-mass-atrocities-and-their-preventions-9780199378296?cc=ch&lang=en& (Publisher)

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