UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Babak Bahador

School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Media and Communications

Fields of Research

  • Media, peace and conflict
  • Public opinion, propaganda and media effects
  • Public diplomacy
  • International relations theory, globalization
  • Foreign policy analysis

Researcher Summary

I primarily research the overlap between international relations and media/communications.  Some specific topics of  recent research projects include the CNN effect, media framing during conflict, peace and reconciliation, and citizen journalism during conflict/crisis.  I also conduct some research on media and democracy, especially in relation to elections.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Key Methodologies

  • Content analysis
  • Surveys

Student Supervision

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    Completed
  • PhD - Hah: 2009-PhD/DMA/EdD-Hah, Foong Lian (2012)
  • Masters - Roche: 2010-Masters Thesis-Roche, Jessica (2011)
  • Masters - Tng: 2009-Masters Thesis-Tng, Serene (2010)
  • Honours - Bleakley: 2010-Honours-Bleakley, Nial (2010)
  • Honours - Brasser: 2010-Honours-Brasser, Constanze (2010)
  • Honours - Coombs: 2007-Honours-Coombs, Gavin (2007)
  • Honours - Godber: 2008-Honours-Godber, Corrine (2008)
  • Honours - Jury: 2008-Honours-Jury, Graham (2008)
  • Honours - Lawrence: 2009-Honours-Lawrence, Jessica (2009)
  • Honours - Tay: 2009-Honours-Tay, Geniesa (2009)
  • Honours - Zhou: 2010-Honours-Zhou, Zhou (2010)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Kemp, G., Bahador, B., McMillan, K. and Rudd, C. (Ed.) (2016) Politics and the Media. (2nd ed.) Auckland: Auckland University Press. (Edited Volumes)
  • Bahador, B. (2015) Can Mobile Phones Assist Conflict Prevention And Peace Building. New Orleans, LA, USA: 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), 18 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. and Hawkins, V. (2014) Framing African Democracy: Does Media Coverage Match the Reality? Toronto, Canada: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 25 Mar 2014 - 29 Mar 2014. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2013) Reconciliation through the Media. Osaka University, Osaka, Japan: Communication and Peace: Charting an Emerging Field, 16 Dec 2013 - 17 Dec 2013. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2013) Re-Imagining the Other: How Images of Former Adversaries Change During Successful Peace Processes. San Francisco, CA, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 3 Apr 2013 - 6 Apr 2013. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2013) Media, Conflict and Peace. In Bahador, B, Kemp, G, McMillan, K, Rudd, C (Ed.), Politics and the Media: 119-131. Auckland: Pearson. (Chapters)
  • Bahador, B. (2013) Media, Foreign Policy and International Affairs. In Bahador, B, Kemp, G, McMillan, K, Rudd, C (Ed.), Politics and the Media: 105-118. Auckland: Pearson. (Chapters)
  • Bahador, B. (2013) The State and Propaganda. In Bahador, B, Kemp, G, McMillan, K, Rudd, C (Ed.), Politics and the Media: 48-61. Auckland: Pearson. (Chapters)
  • Bahador, B. and Livingston, S. (2013) 21st Century Reporting: From Institutions to Networked Crowds. London, UK: Media, War & Conflict Journal: Fifth Anniversary Conference, 10 Apr 2013 - 11 Apr 2013. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B., Kemp, G., McMillan, K. and Rudd, C. (Ed.) (2013) Politics and the Media. Auckland: Pearson. (Edited Volumes)
  • Bahador, B. (2012) Enemy Images, Peace and Reconciliation. San Diego, CA, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 31 Mar 2012 - 4 Apr 2012. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2012) Rehumanizing enemy images: Media framing from war to peace. Forming a Culture of Peace: Reframing Narratives of Intergroup Relations, Equity, and Justice: 195-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137105110. (Chapters)
  • Bahador, B. and Moses, J. (2012) Framing the Iraq War: How Events Changed the Frames Used to Justify the War. San Diego, CA, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 31 Mar 2012 - 4 Apr 2012. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. and Walker, S. (2012) Did the Iraq war have a body bag effect? American Review of Politics 33(Fall/Winter): 247-270. (Journal articles)
  • Bahador, B. (2011) Mapping the Enemy Image through Different Conflict Stages. Montreal, Canada: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 16 Mar 2011 - 19 Mar 2011. (Conference - Other)
  • Moses, J., Bahador, B. and Wright, T. (2011) The Iraq War and the Responsibility to Protect: Uses, Abuses and Consequences for the Future of Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 5(4): 347-367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2011.595606. (Journal articles)
  • Bahador, B. (2010) Conflict prevention, reconciliation and mass media framing. Sydney, Australia: International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Conference 2010, 6 Jul 2010 - 10 Jul 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2010) Did the War on Terror End the CNN Effect. New Orleans, LA, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 17 Feb 2010 - 20 Feb 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2010) Sarah Maltby and Richard Keeble (Ed.), Communicating War: Memory, media and military. Bury St Edmunds: Arima Publishing, 2007; 215pp. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics 7(4): 58-59. Book Review. (Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2010) 2008: Media coverage of the election. In Levine, S, Roberts, NS (Ed.), Key to Victory: The New Zealand General Election of 2008: 151-168. Wellington: Victoria University Press. (Chapters)
  • Bahador, B. and Tng, S. (2010) The changing role of the citizen in conflict reporting. Pacific Journalism Review 16(2): 178-196. (Journal articles)
  • Bahador, B., Moses, J. and Wright, T. (2010) Justifying War: The case for Iraq. New Orleans, LA, USA: 2010 International Studies Association Annual Convention, 17 Feb 2010 - 20 Feb 2010. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2009) Policy Certainty and the CNN Effect. Toronto, Canada: American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 3 Sep 2009 - 6 Sep 2009. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2009) The Myth of Policy Uncertainty. New York, NY, USA: ISA Annual Convention 2009, 15 Feb 2009 - 18 Feb 2009. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2008) Framing the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War. San Francisco, CA, USA: International Studies Association Annual Conference, 26 Mar 2008 - 29 Mar 2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2007) Did the CNN Effect Influence Policy during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War? Chicago, IL USA: American Political Science Association Annual Conference, 30-8-2007. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2007) Did the Impediment CNN Effect Change US Policy in Iraq? Chicago, IL USA: 48th Annual International Studies Association Annual Conference, 28-2-2007. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2006) The CNN Effect and Western Policy before the Kosovo Intervention. Philadelphia, PA, USA: American Political Science Association Annual Conference, 31-8-2006. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2005) The Impact of Globalization on War: The CNN Effect and Western Policy before the Kosovo Intervention. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • Bahador, B. (2005) Was the Bodybag Effect a Factor in Iraq? Honolulu, HI, USA: International Studies Association 46th Annual Convention, 1-3-2005. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2004) The CNN Effect and Western Policy Before the Kosovo Intervention. Montreal, Canada: International Studies Association 45th Annual Convention, 17-3-2004. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2003) The CNN Effect on Western Policy Before the Kosovo Intervention. Halifax, Canada: Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Annual Conference, 30-5-2003. (Conference - Other)
  • Bahador, B. (2003) The Establishment of the Lesser Peace. In Bahador, B, Ghanea, N (Ed.), Processes of the Lesser Peace: 46-78. Oxford: George Ronald. (Chapters)
  • Bahador, B. and Ghanea, N. (Ed.) (2003) Processes of the Lesser Peace. Oxford: George Ronald. (Edited Volumes)
  • Bahador, B. (2000) The Impact of Globalization on Inter-State War. Los Angeles, CA, USA: International Studies Association 41st Annual Convention, 14-3-2000. (Conference - Other)