Douglas Van Belle

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Senior Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies


BA Arizona State
MA Arizona State
PhD Arizona State

Current research projects

Dr Van Belle is currently examining the role of press freedom in democratic politics and studying how variations in the content of news media coverage of disasters might be used to address questions of race, image and governmental practices.

Areas of supervision

Media Politics, especially International Political Communication.

Major achievements

  • Chair (elect), International Communications Section of the International Studies Association. 2005–2006.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy Analysis, A research journal of the International Studies Association. March 2004–present.
  • President, Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association, 1995–1996.

Selection of publications

  • Van Belle, D., Rioux, Jean-Sébastien and David M. Potter, (2004) Media, Bureaucracies, and Foreign Aid: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin.
  • Van Belle, D. (2000) Press Freedom and Global Politics. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
    Van Belle, D., A. Cooper Drury and Richard Stuart Olson (2005) "The CNN Effect, Geo-strategic motives and The Politics of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance." Journal of Politics.
  • Potter, David M. and D. Van Belle (2004).
  • "The Influence of News Coverage on Japanese Foreign Development Aid." Japanese Journal of Political Science.
  • Livingston, Steven and D. Van Belle (2004) "The Effects of New Satellite Newsgathering Technology on Newsgathering from Remote Locations." Political Communication.

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