This module aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy.
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Discuss the politics of aid delivery and humanitarian action
- Discuss the geopolitics of humanitarian action
- Critically review the theories of media-state relations and the factors that affect media coverage of humanitarian crises
- Discuss practical issues pertaining to media management during humanitarian responses
Who Should Attend
Any person who would like to work in or who is working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course.
Pre-requisites - include:
- Open to all related disciplines.
- Non-graduates who are suitably qualified by experience.
- Proof of English to IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88 / paper based 570
A Complete Learning Package
YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN:
- Complex Humanitarian Emergencies - Impact on Health & Wellbeing
- Management of Refugee & Displaced Populations
- Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
- Technical Support in Humanitarian Emergencies
- Fundraising for Humanitarian & Development Organisations
- Global Climate Change & Health
- Realist and Liberal perspectives on humanitarian intervention.
- Media and war
- Rwandan Genocide
- Humanitarian crisis and US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq; dealing with humanitarian crisis during wars of national interest.
- Politics and Media Power relations including manufacturing consent, indexing, and political contest media
- Fox News
- Media-state-aid agency interactions
- Empathy, distance, superficiality, negativity and ethnocentric framing of developing country crises
- Media and foreign policy: the CNN effect, types of media effect and scope of media impact
- The limits of the CNN effect and humanitarian action including conflict prevention, and post-conflict peace building
- Media management during humanitarian crises
- Advocacy strategies