The Media, Public Opinion, and Terrorism

Brigitte L. Nacos and Yaeli Bloch‐Elkon

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199545636
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

The Media, Public Opinion, and Terrorism

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This chapter studies the links between public opinion, terrorism, and media. It discusses counterterrorism, specifically how the responses to terrorism become a part of the propaganda and demand schemes of governments and terrorists, and looks at how the media puts up with them. The chapter then reviews and evaluates the important literature of different research strains in four categories on media and terrorism.

Keywords: terrorism; counterterrorism; public opinion; media; propaganda; demand schemes; research strains; literature

Article.  9386 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Behaviour

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