Communication Consultants in Political Campaigns: Ballot Box Warriors (Hardback)
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Communication Consultants in Political Campaigns: Ballot Box Warriors (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/10/1997
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We will never know the precise identity of America's first political consultant. It is likely that candidates were seeking favorable coverage in colonial newspapers as early as 1704; it is also likely that by 1745 candidates were using handbills and pamphlets to augment press coverage of campaigns; and we know that one successful candidate, George Washington in 1758, purchased refreshments for potential voters. These traditional approaches to winning votes have in recent years been amplified by consultants who have shown how cable networks, videocassettes, modems, faxes, focus groups, and other means of communication can be put to partisan use. In this book, Robert V. Friedenberg examines all of the communication techniques used in contemporary political campaigning.

After providing a history of political consulting, Friedenberg examines the principal communication specialities used in contemporary campaigns. Throughout, political consultants discuss their approaches and evaluate the benefits and shortcomings of these methods. An invaluable text for what is arguably the most rapidly changing field of applied communication, this work is must reading for students and researchers of American politics, applied communication, and contemporary political theory.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275952068
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 232 x 155 x 23 mm


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?Carefully researched and well written, the book provides excellent notes at the end of each chapter and a list of additional readings concerning the relatively few books that delve into the work of political consultants. Friedenberg's easy style informs as it interests and entertains. His book covers all aspects of modern political campaigns and provides a history of past campaigns; an excellent text or resource book for any political campaign.?-Choice
?Communication Consultants in Political Campaigns: Ballot Box Warriors is a well-written book that is easy to understand, at times entertaining, and always informative....Anyone interested in campaigns, communication, or politics in general will gain from this book.?-Journal of Government Information
?Readers looking for a descriptive canvass of the activities of political consultants will find this book a perfectly suitable source. It presents interesting case studies and examples of the work of a variety of different types of political consultants. The material is fresh and the historical illustrations are well selected.?-International Journal of Public Opinion Research
"Communication Consultants in Political Campaigns: Ballot Box Warriors is a well-written book that is easy to understand, at times entertaining, and always informative....Anyone interested in campaigns, communication, or politics in general will gain from this book."-Journal of Government Information
"Readers looking for a descriptive canvass of the activities of political consultants will find this book a perfectly suitable source. It presents interesting case studies and examples of the work of a variety of different types of political consultants. The material is fresh and the historical illustrations are well selected."-International Journal of Public Opinion Research
"Carefully researched and well written, the book provides excellent notes at the end of each chapter and a list of additional readings concerning the relatively few books that delve into the work of political consultants. Friedenberg's easy style informs as it interests and entertains. His book covers all aspects of modern political campaigns and provides a history of past campaigns; an excellent text or resource book for any political campaign."-Choice

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