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This book examines the fear of terrorism and its impact on community well being and public perception of government counter terrorism strategies. The author's discussion of the audience and their role in encoding/decoding raises questions about the relationship between the audience and the media in an era of new technologies. This book is an important addition to an emergent field of inquiry that traverses the fields of media studies and terrorism studies. This work is a methodical study of the nature of fear pervading Australian audiences since the precipitous events of 11 September 2001 in the United States of America. The work takes an in-depth look at the roles of the media and the audience in constructing and promulgating the fear of terrorism among Australians. The author applies contemporary theories from several disciplines to present the reader with an analysis of the relationship between media audiences and media texts in a social and political context where terrorism is constructed as an imminent threat and where Muslims represent the very personification of that threat. It offers scholars of media, politics, social sciences, terrorism and psychology a useful resource for developing an understanding of the contemporary context in which terrorism, terror and fear have pervaded much of our understanding of world affairs.
The fundamental values central to the Messier/Glover/Prawitt text include: student engagement, a systematic approach, and decision making. Student Engagement: The authors believe students are best served by acquiring a strong understanding of the basic concepts that underlie the audit process and how to apply those concepts to various audit and assurance services. The text is accessible to students through straightforward writing and the use of engaging, relevant real-world examples, illustrations, and analogies. The text explicitly encourages students to 'stop and think' at important points in the text to help them apply principles covered and also helps students see the application of concepts in a practical setting through 'practice insight' boxes. A Systematic Approach: The authors first introduce the three underlying concepts of audit risk, materiality, and evidence, then follow with a discussion of audit planning, the assessment of control risk, and a discussion of the nature, timing, and extent of evidence necessary to reach the appropriate level of detection risk. These concepts are then applied to each major business process and related account balances using a risk-based approach, (in following with the new standards adopted by the various auditing boards). Decision Making: Since much of auditing practice involves the application of auditor judgment, the authors focus on critical judgments and decision-making processes. If a student understands these basic concepts and how to apply them to an audit engagement, he or she will be more effective in today's dynamic audit environment. The new edition even includes a full advanced module on Professional Judgment.
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