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Political communication and social theory

Author: Aeron Davis
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Communication and society (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"'Davis skilfully blends social theory with a wealth of "insider" accounts from senior politicians and journalists to produce a classic text which sets a new benchmark for political communication scholarship.'-Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, UK.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aeron Davis
ISBN: 9780415547123 0415547121 9780415547130 041554713X 9780203847299 0203847296
OCLC Number: 406172335
Description: xviii, 196 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: In search of the 'good' democracy: comparing political and media systems --
Citizens, political representation and parliamentary public spheres --
professionalized parties, the electoral mechanism and the new wave of party leaders: the rise of David Cameron --
The production of policy and news: liquid politics and the working cultures of the new capitalism --
Journalist --
source relations, mediated reflexivity and the politics of politics --
Celebrity politics, symbolic communication and media capital in the political field --
New media and fat democracy: the paradox of online participation --
Politics and communication between the national and the global: determining the boundaries and significance of 'international political communication' --
Foreign policy-making, war and the disembedding of cosmopolitan elite networks: the case of Iraq 2003 --
The 'crisis' of politics and communication in aging democracies.
Series Title: Communication and society (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Aeron Davis.


Suitable for students and scholars of political communication and mass media in democracies, this book challenges the traditional scholarship on various issues such as: comparative political and  Read more...
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