An Introduction to Political Communication

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 250 pages
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An Introduction to Political Communicationexplores the relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the UK, the USA and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, non-governmental organizations and terrorist organizations make use of the media. Separate chapters look at political media and their effects, the work of political advertising, marketing and public relations and the communication practices of organizations at all levels, from grassroots campaigning through to governments and international bodies.

Recent developments covered in the new edition include:

* the re-election of New Labour in 2001
* the changes in government information and communication policy introduced by the Blair administration since 1997
* the 2000 election of George W. Bush in the United States
* the NATO interventions in Kosovo and the former Yugoslavia
* the implications for international political communication of September 11
* the emergence of Al-Quaida and the war on terror.
 

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Contents

Politics in the age of mediation
3
Politics democracy and the media
16
The effects of political communication
29
The political media
47
The media as political actors
74
Communicating politics
93
Party political communication I advertising
95
Party political communication II political public relations
130
Pressuregroup politics and the oxygen of publicity
163
International political communication
187
Conclusion performance politics and the democratic process
221
Notes
227
Bibliography
232
Index
242
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The Sociology of Journalism
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