War 2.0 - An analytical framework

O'Hagan, Jacinta (2013) War 2.0 - An analytical framework. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 67 5: 555-569. doi:10.1080/10357718.2013.823374


Author O'Hagan, Jacinta
Title War 2.0 - An analytical framework
Journal name Australian Journal of International Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-7718
1465-332X
Publication date 2013-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10357718.2013.823374
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 67
Issue 5
Start page 555
End page 569
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Media has always been a critical dimension of politics and of political violence. Information about violence and conflict is disseminated through the media. Media is also a mechanism through which the politics of violence is monitored, represented and interpreted. While the historical relationship between old media and political violence has long been the subject of research and debate, how this relationship is affected by the emergence of digital new media technology warrants further consideration. This development raises several important issues and questions for students of international relations, in particular with respect to how the reconfiguration of the role of media in conflict impacts more broadly on configurations of world politics. This article identifies four critical dimensions of world politics through which to explore this impact: the constitution of power, the configuration of agency, the nature and politics of representation, and the constitution of legitimacy. It argues that the concepts of power, agency, representation and legitimacy provide critical interfaces between media, conflict and world politics. In so doing, the article elucidates the conceptual framework that animates this special issue. Finally, it reflects on how these concepts are engaged in the articles to follow.
Keyword Agency
Digital new media
Legitimacy
Power
Representation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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