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Title: The Anti-War/Peace Movement in Britain and the conditions of Information War
Authors: Pickerill, Jenny
Webster, Frank
First Published: 2006
Publisher: Sage
Citation: International Relations, 2006, 20(4), pp.407-423.
Abstract: Using the concept of Information War we explore the conditions and mediation of contemporary war. Examples from British anti-war and peace movements are then employed to better understand the importance of ‘symbolic struggles’, focusing on the importance of the internet, in recent opposition to military action. These examples signify a shift away from the era where the mediation of war could be closely controlled towards one where the influences of journalists and public opinion are more ambiguous and uncertain. While there is little doubt that those who wage war remain powerful and superior, their need to seek legitimacy amongst their publics and the use of new media provides an environment through which voices of dissent can more easily be amplified.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0047117806069402
Version: Post print
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This is the author's draft of an article which was published in 'International Relations' by Sage.
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