Comparing political communication across time and space : new studies in an emerging field / edited by María José Canel and Katrin Voltmer.

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
xvii, 247 pages ; 23 cm


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"This volume addresses the challenges that political communication is facing today from a comparative perspective, using principles and methods of comparison both across space (cross-national) and across time (longitudinal), thereby advancing the understanding of global trends and cultural differences. It covers a wide range of countries and cultures from advanced Western democracies and beyond. The research tools employed include quantitative and qualitative content analyses, comparative case studies, document analysis, opinion surveys, elite interviews and a combination of various methods. Employing different research strategies and theoretical approaches, this book sheds new light on key concepts in the literature on comparative political communication research, such as professionalization, personalization and globalization. It also investigates processes of change and transformation, such as negativization of campaigns, internationalization of campaign coverage, professionalization of government communication, democratization, commercialization of the media and transnationalization of national public spheres."-- Provided by publisher.
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  • 1. Comparing Political Communication across Time and Space: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in a Globalized World
  • An Introduction; Mari;a Jose; Canel and Katrin VoltmerPART I: CHALLENGES OF COMPARATIVE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION RESEARCH: DESIGN, METHODS AND MEASUREMENT2. Methodological Challenges in Comparative Communication Research: Advancing Cross-National Research in Times of Globalization; Frank Esser3. The Role of Measurement Invariance in Comparative Communication Research; Christian Schemer, Rinaldo Kühne and Jörg Matthes4. Using Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Comparative Political Communication Research: Applying Fuzzy Set Theoretic Thinking to Small-N Case Oriented Research; John Downey and James Stanyer PART II: COMMUNICATING TO CITIZENS: CAMPAIGNS, POLITICAL PR AND THE MEDIA5. Negativity in the Public Space: Comparing Hundred Years of Negative Campaigning on Election Posters in Sweden; Bengt Johansson6. U.S. and International Coverage of the Election of Barak Obama: Trends and Differences; Salma Ghanem7. Is It Enough to be Strategic? Comparing and Defining Professional Government Communication across Disciplinary Fields and between Countries; Mari;a Jose; Canel and Karen Sanders8. Comparing Political Participation in Different Institutional Environments: The Mobilizing Effect of Direct Democracy on Young People; Ruth Kunz, Judith Moeller, Frank Esser and Claes de VreesePART III: JOURNALISM AND MEDIA REALITIES: JOURNALISTIC CULTURES, THE MARKET AND POLITICAL NEWS9. Political Trust among Journalists: Comparative Evidence from 21 Countries; Thomas Hanitzsch and Rosa Berganza 10. Making Sense of Press Freedom: A Comparison of Journalists' Perceptions of Press Freedom in Eastern Europe and East Asia; Katrin Voltmer11. A Hedge Between Keeps Friendship Green: Comparing Concurrence and Conflict between Politicians and Journalists in Nine European Democracies; Barbara Pfetsch, Eva Mayerhöffer, Peter Maurer and Tom Moring 12. It Didn't Happen Here: Commercialization and Political News in Swedish Television 1998-2010; Lars W, Nord and Jesper Strömbäck13. Global Climate Change, Global Public Sphere? Media Attention for Climate Change in Twenty-Seven Countries; Ana Ivanova, Andreas Schmidt and Mike S. Scha;fer 14. Conclusion: Comparing across Space and Time: Challenges and Achievements in Political Communication Research; Barbara Pfetsch.
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