Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths
Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths

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Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths


The terrorist attacks of 9/11 not only cost some 3,000 lives; they also deeply scarred the American consciousness and made a deep impact on both US foreign policy and the world at large. This module aims to help you understand the nature of terrorism in the post-9/11 world, including its causes, manifestations and ideologies.

The module assesses the wider consequences of 9/11 on domestic and world politics, along with the military and political response of the US and the UK to terrorist threats and the changing role of the media (via such methods as embedded reporting), and explores how the British state attempts to balance security and civil liberty in the face of the sudden and shocking arrival of home-grown terrorism on its shores.

This is a short course, covering international politics and media sociology.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Politics [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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