Beyond disaster framing: exploring multi-mandate INGOs’ representations of conflict


Walton, O., 2017. Beyond disaster framing: exploring multi-mandate INGOs’ representations of conflict. Third World Quarterly

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    This article examines how and why multi-mandate INGOs represent contemporary armed conflicts in particular ways. Based on empirical analysis of NGO communications and interviews with staff, it finds that these organisations typically adopt a two-track approach to representing conflicts. They use mainstream media to present consequence-oriented accounts to the general public, while utilising alternative channels to represent more nuanced depictions of conflict to more targeted audiences. These alternative forms of communication often aim to disrupt the dominant narratives of conflict produced by influential policy or media actors. Decisions about how to represent conflict are shaped by organisations’ histories, identities and funding relationships.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWalton, O.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research CentresCentre for Development Studies
    Publisher StatementBeyond_disaster_framing_revised_final.pdf: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Third World Quarterly on 20th July 2017, available online:
    ID Code56182


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