The Political Communication Reader gathers together key writings in a unique one-volume resource. The selected texts are grouped into thematic sections, each introduced by the editors, covering such areas as:the exercise of power, media and democracythe media and electionsmedia effectspolitical participation and the mediathe personalization of politicsnew technologies and the reshaping of political communication.
Available as a companion Reader to Brian McNair's Introduction to Political Communication textbook, students will find The Political Communication Reader a valuable resource in this popular subject area.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 754 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 24 mm
'Ralph Negrine and James Stanyer have constructed a valuable treasury of the key research and scholarly writing by distinguished academics, which has shaped the contemporary field of political communication. Lippmann's analysis of public opinion, Hall Jamieson's discussion of the `packaging of the Presidency', as well as Robert McChesney's insightful unravelling of the implications of the economic organisation of US media for democracy, are just a few of the intellectual nuggets horded inside the covers of The Political Communication Reader. There are many other gems to enjoy. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to be well informed about current debates and developments in the expansive field of political communication.' - Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, UK
'This is a collection of some of the best works and finest writers in political communication. It provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and how the field developed over the last decades.' - Christina Holtz-Bacha, Professor of Communication, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
'a very useful book' - The Australian Journal of Politics and History
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