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The role of media

The role of media and public opinion in Foreign Policy Analysis

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The role of media

  1. 1. The Role of Media and Public Opinion International Ataturk Alatoo University Department of International Relations Lecturer: Ibrahim Koncak Student:Saida Umarova Group: IR-4
  2. 2.  Analyzing debates provides the foundation for understanding how media matters for IR.  Pluralist model – power is dispersed through the society; so media and publics are independent from political influence. Both media and public opinion have impact on FPA.  Elite model – power is concentrated within the elite groups, who dominate politics and society. Media – mouthpiece for government officials, doesn’t influence FPA.
  3. 3.  Media facilitates full and open debate on important issues. “Fourth” branch of government; watchdog function – representing the opinions of the public.
  4. 4.  The result of anti- communist ideology was that journalists were unable to perceive that Vietnam war as anything but necessary and just struggle against communism.
  5. 5.  The term procedural is used to describe media criticism and influence that relates to debates over the actual implementation of policy decisions
  6. 6.  The term substantive has been used to describe criticism and influence that relates to the underlying justifications and rationale for particular foreign policies
  7. 7. The Role of Media and Public Opinion International Ataturk Alatoo University Department of International Relations Subject:Political Science and Political Theory II Lecturer: Ibrahim Koncak Student: Farida Umurzakova Group: IR-4

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