International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change : The Impact on Media Coverage. Volume 1

Bachmann, Klaus and Ristić, Irena and Kemp, Gerhard, eds. (2019) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change : The Impact on Media Coverage. Volume 1. Studies in Political Transition, 11 . Peter Lang GmbH, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-631-77948-4(EPUB) ; DOI 10.3726/b15169

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Do International Criminal Tribunals trigger social change, provide reconciliation, stabilize fragile post-conflict societies? Many authors claim they do, but they base their assumptions mainly on theoretical considerations and opinion polls. The editors and authors of this book take a different position: based on extensive field research in nine European and African countries, they examine whether tribunal decisions resulted in changes in media frames about the conflicts which gave rise to the creation of these tribunals. International Tribunals hardly ever shape or change the grand narratives about wars and other conflicts, but they often manage to trigger small changes in media frames which, in some cases, even lead to public reflexion about guilt and responsibility and more awareness for (the respective enemy’s) victims. On an empirical basis, this book shows the potential of International Criminal Justice, the possibilities, but also the limits of International Criminal Tribunals. Volume 1 presents the evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Criminal Tribunals, International criminal courts, Media Coverage, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia
Institutional centre: Centre for political research and public opinion
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 20:04
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 20:23

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