Communicating Politics In The Twenty-First Century

Paperback | December 15, 2008

byKaren Sanders

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From propaganda to protests, this book provides an in depth study of politics and the media today. Using historical and contemporary examples, Sanders covers the essential theory and key research in the field. Topical and comprehensive, this book covers everything students need to know about the global world of political communication.

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From propaganda to protests, this book provides an in depth study of politics and the media today. Using historical and contemporary examples, Sanders covers the essential theory and key research in the field. Topical and comprehensive, this book covers everything students need to know about the global world of political communication.

KAREN SANDERS is Senior Lecturer in ethics and political communication in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield where she is Director of the MA in Political Communication. She is also visiting lecturer at the University of Navarra (Spain) and teaches their MA in Political and Corporate Communication run j...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230000290

ISBN - 13:9780230000292

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: THEMES AND CONTEXT
Issues and concepts in political communication
Media democracies: distinguishing between spin, propaganda and persuasion
Symbolic politics: blurring the public and the personal
Political marketing: the death of conviction?
PART TWO: THE COMMUNICATORS
The media: political players
Government communication: 'leading' strategies and tactics
Oppositional communication: persuading through opposition, protest and violence
The political persuasion industry: lobbyists, pressure groups and think tanks
The people: opinion, polls and participation
Global political communicators
PART THREE: GETTING THE MESSAGE
Election campaigns
Issue campaigning
Political news and commentary
Campaign effects: is anyone ever persuaded?
Ethics, Power and Communication