An introduction to political communication / Brian McNair.

Author
McNair, Brian, 1959- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Sixth edition.
Published/​Created
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Description
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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At a time of radical shifts in power across the globe, the sixth edition of An Introduction to Political Communication examines the role of the media in the political process. Brian McNair reflects on the role of communication in key events such as the referendum vote for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, the rise of nationalist populism in Europe, and the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election. He explores the use of communication as a weapon by Islamic State and other insurgent organisations, and by Putin's Russia in its dealings with the West, including the hacking of Democratic Party emails in 2016. McNair argues that an expanding globalised public sphere and digital media network have transformed political communication, allowing political actors, from politicians and pressure groups to trade unions and terrorist organisations, to bypass traditional, established media in communicating their messages. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-245) and index.
Contents
  • Politics in the age of mediation. Politics in the age of mediation
  • Politics, democracy and the media
  • The effects of political communication
  • The political media
  • The media as political actors
  • Communicating politics
  • Party political communication I : advertising
  • Party political communication II : political public relations
  • Pressure-group politics and the oxygen of publicity
  • Political communication in a globalised world
  • Conclusion : mediated politics and the democratic process.
ISBN
  • 9780415739412 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 0415739411 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780415739429 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 041573942X ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2017004350
OCLC
973199785
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