New Media and Politics

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Barrie Axford, Richard Huggins
SAGE, Jan 26, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 229 pages
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Exploring the theme of the putative transformation of political modernity under the impact of "new" media, this book adopts a questioning approach to the ways in which cultural and technological factors are affecting the temper of political life, and reflects the variety of normative thinking about and empirical research on the changing character of politics in mediatized cultures.

New Media and Politics

examines: the extent to which commercial populism now dominates electoral and other political discourses; the ways in which the functions of leadership, government and political parties are modified by different forms of both old and new media; the democratic or undemocratic import of such changes; and the ways in which the dominant territorial paradigm of politics is challenged by the space and time devouring capacities of electronic media.
 

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Contents

The Transformation of Political Communication?
30
The Transformation of Democracy?
64
The Transformation of the Public Sphere?
89
The Transformation of Citizenship?
109
The Transformation of the Political Audience?
127
The Transformation of Governance?
151
The Transformation of Political Leadership?
172
The Transformation of Political Parties?
191
The Transformation of Political Modernity?
210
Index
225
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About the author (2001)

I am Professor of Politics. I serve as a member of the International Editorial Boards of the journals Telematics and Informatics, The International Journal of Electronic Governance andGlobalizations. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Studies Association. Recently I was a member of the project team for a programme of collaborative pedagogic research funded by Hefce (with Coventry and Warwick Universities) entitled "The Scholarship of Engagement for Politics" (http://www.politicsinaction.ac.uk/) and in the summer of 2008 co-organised a conference at Brookes for the Global Studies Association on the theme of Cultures and/of Globalization . I have just completed a book Theories of Globalization' (Polity, 2012) and editing the proceedings for the above conference to appear as a book in 2011, for Cambrige Scholars Publishing..Other work includes convening a European wide research network on culture and communication in Europe.

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