Ann-Marie Ekengren has published a new book together with Douglas Brommesson at Lund University: The Mediatization of Foreign Policy, Political Decision-making and Humanitarian Intervention, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
This book provides a systematic empirical investigation of the adoption of media logic under six different foreign policy decision-making processes and examines the relationship between mediatization and actual foreign policydecision-making processes in three different states: Finland, Sweden and the UK.
First, the authors lay out the general adaptation of media logic in the general debate of the UN General Assembly 1992-2010. They then explore the adaptation of media logic in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom concerning the cases of humanitarian intervention in Côte d’Ivoire and Libya, both in 2011.
The results indicate the need to move beyond the assumption of a general process of mediatization affecting politics in total. Instead, they point in the direction of a nuanced process of mediatization more likely under certain scope conditions and in certain political contexts.
More information about the book is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137544605