Political communication and social theory / Aeron Davis.

Davis, Aeron [Browse]
London : Routledge, 2010.
1 online resource (215 p.)


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Political Communication and Social Theory presents an advanced and challenging text for students and scholars of political communication and mass media in democracies. It draws together work from across political communication, media sociology and political sociology, and includes a mix of theoretical debate and current examples from several democratic media systems. Its wide ranging discussions both introduce and contest the traditional scholarship on a number of contemporary topics and issues. These include:comparative political and media systems
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; Chapter 1: In search of the 'good' democracy: Comparing political and media systems; Chapter 2: Citizens, political representation and parliamentary public spheres; Chapter 3: Professionalised parties, the electoral mechanism and the new wave of party leaders: The rise of David Cameron; Chapter 4: The production of policy and news: Liquid politics and the working cultures of the new capitalism; Chapter 5: Journalist-source relations, mediated reflexivity and the politics of politics
  • Chapter 6: Celebrity politics, symbolic communication and media capital in the political fieldChapter 7: New media and fat democracy: The paradox of online participation; Chapter 8: Politics and communication between the national and the global: Determining the boundaries and significance of 'international political communication'; Chapter 9: Foreign policy-making, war and the disembedding of cosmopolitan elite networks: The case of Iraq 2003; Chapter 10: The 'crisis' of politics and communication in ageing democracies; List of interviewees; Bibliography; Index
  • 1-136-94027-8
  • 1-136-94028-6
  • 1-282-78148-0
  • 9786612781483
  • 0-203-84729-6
  • 664551607
  • 671763414
  • 10.4324/9780203847299
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