Focusing on British, French and Russian television news coverage of Islam as a security threat, this book provides the first comparative account of how television broadcasting in different geo- and socio-political environments integrates discourses on Islam into nationally oriented, representational systems.
CHRISTOPHER G. FLOOD is professor of European Studies and Academic Director of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) in the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey, UK. He has published extensively on political ideology and mythology, aspects of nationalism, and the role of intellectuals as (re)producers of political ideas in Britain and France. STEPHEN HUTCHINGS is professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester, UK, and President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. He has published widely on the Russian media and recently completed a major grant project on European television representations of Islam. GALINA MIAZHEVICH is a Gorbachev Media Research Fellow at Oxford University, UK. She works on media representations of terrorism and inter-ethnic cohesion, new media, and democracy in post-communist Europe. Galina has published on emergent forms of post-Soviet identity and media coverage of extremism in the former Soviet Union. HENRI NICKELS is a programme manager for Research (Social Science) at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna. He works on analysing migration fluxes, combining research and policy work. He has published on media coverage of ethnic minorities in European societies, including Britain and France.
Christopher Flood, Galina Miazhevich, Henri Nickels, Stephen C. Hutchings