The CNN Effect in Action

How the News Media Pushed the West toward War in Kosovo

  • Authors
  • Babak Bahador

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The CNN Effect in Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Babak Bahador
      Pages 3-19
    3. Babak Bahador
      Pages 21-46
    4. Babak Bahador
      Pages 47-64
  3. The CNN Effect in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Babak Bahador
      Pages 67-74
    3. Babak Bahador
      Pages 75-96
    4. Babak Bahador
      Pages 163-173
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 175-236

About this book


This project advances the existing theoretical work on the CNN effect, a claim that innovations in the speed and quality of technology create conditions in which the media acts as an independent factor with significant influence. It provides a novel interpretation of the factors that drove Western policy towards military intervention in this area.


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