A Study of the Political Dynamics of the Iran-Iraq War/ A Study of the the Media Coverage of the Iran-Iraq War.
My research for the five-week period that I was on campus had two parts. The first was a study of the politics of the Iran-Iraq War. Topics covered included: demographics of Iran/Iraq, the Kurdish dimension of the war, the military conflict itself, Persian gulf politics, events preceding the war, and the involvement of the west and the cold war East-West axis in the war. The second part of the project was a media study of the print media coverage of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s in three mass circulation weekly periodicals. The study tried to determine if there was a particular "media frame" that coverage of the war played into. Essentially, a random sample of articles was categorized into topical areas to determine which types of articles were used to cover the war.
Oswald, Casper, "A Study of the Political Dynamics of the Iran-Iraq War/ A Study of the the Media Coverage of the Iran-Iraq War." (2001). URC Student Scholarship.
Larry Caldwell and Peter Dreier
Support provided by:Politics Department Fellowship