Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur

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How do interventions by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court influence representations of mass violence? What images arise instead from the humanitarianism and diplomacy fields? How are these competing perspectives communicated to the public via mass media? Zooming in on the case of Darfur, Joachim J. Savelsberg analyzes more than three thousand news reports and opinion pieces and interviews leading newspaper correspondents, NGO experts, and foreign ministry officials from eight countries to show the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence around the world and across social fields.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationOakland
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages362
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-520--96308-5
ISBN (Print)978-520-28150-9
StatePublished - 2015


  • human rights, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, social fields, international criminal law, humanitarianism, diplomacy, journalism, globalization, cross-national comparison


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