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Introduction; D.Welch & J.Fox PART I: EMPIRE, WAR AND THE MODERN AGE: IMPERIALISM AND CONFLICT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Justifying the South African War: Boer Propaganda, 1899-1902; F-J.Pretorius Justifying 'New Imperialism': The Making of Colonial Heroes, 1857-1902; B.Sebe PART II: THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CONFLICT AND AFTERMATH War Aims and the 'Big Ideas' of 1914; D.Welch 'Why We Are At War': Justifying War in Britain, 1914; C.Pennell Advertising and the Public in Britain during the First World War; J.Aulich Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain's Chemical Warfare Programme, 1915-1939; U.Schmidt Britain's 'Last Crusade': From War Propaganda to War Commemoration, c. 1914-1930; S.Goebel PART III: THE SECOND WORLD WAR: JUSTIFYING GLOBAL CONFLICT Saving Civilization: British Opinion and the Coming of War in 1939; R.Overy 'There will be no war': The Daily Express and the Approach of War, 1938-39; S.Nicholas Fighting for Freedom: World War II and a Century of American War Propaganda; S.Brewer From War Talk to Rights Talk: War Aims and Human Rights in the Second World War; J.Winter PART IV: COLD WAR: JUSTIFYING IDEOLOGIES 'The Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea': How Beijing Sold the Korean War; G.D.Rawnsley Aesthetic Enemies: The 'Two Cultures' Theory at the Outset of the Cold War; O.Johnson Justifying Vietnam: The United States Information Agency's Vietnam Campaign for International Audiences; N.Cull PART V: INTO THE MODERN AGE: JUSTIFYING WAR IN THE 21ST CENTURY Humanitarian War: Justifying Western Military Intervention, 1991-2001; S.Badsey Cosmopolitanism and Precautionary War; P.Hammond Justifying the Iraq War and Managing the Media: A Comparative Historical Analysis; R.Johnson Losing the (Information) War on Terror; P.M.Taylor Epilogue: The Role of the Media in Justifying and Promoting War: a Practioner's Perspective; P.Knightley Select Bibliography

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JAMES AULICH Professor in the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK STEPHEN BADSEY Reader in Conflict Studies, the University of Wolverhampton, UK SUSAN A. BREWER Professor of History, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA NICHOLAS J. CULL Professor of Public Diplomacy, the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA JO FOX Professor of Modern History, Durham University, UK STEFAN GOEBEL Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, the University of Kent, UK PHILIP HAMMOND Professor of Media and Communications, London South Bank University, UK OLIVER JOHNSON Research Associate in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, the University of Sheffield, UK ROB JOHNSON Deputy Director of the Changing Character of War team and Lecturer in the History of War at the University of Oxford, UK PHILLIP KNIGHTLEY Journalist and author, including of The First Casualty SIAN NICHOLAS Senior Lecturer in History, Aberystwyth University, UK CATRIONA PENNELL Lecturer in History, the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, UK RICHARD OVERY Professor of History, the University of Exeter, UK FRANSJOHAN PRETORIUS Professor of History at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. GARY D. RAWNSLEY Professor of International Communications at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, UK ULF SCHMIDT Professor of Modern History, the University of Kent, UK BERNY SEBE Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, the University of Birmingham, UK PHIL TAYLOR was Professor of International Communications and founder member and former Director of the Institute of Communications Studies, the University of Leeds, UK DAVID WELCH Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for the Study of War and Propaganda & Society, the University of Kent, UK JAY WINTER Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University, USA

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