Conditional Press Influence in Politics

Conditional Press Influence in Politics

by Adam J. Schiffer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739122096

ISBN-13: 9780739122099

Pub. Date: 05/19/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Conditional Press Influence in Politics theorizes about and tests the conditions under which the press acts as an independent political institution, and when it cedes its power to other actors or phenomena. Using substantive case studies, Adam J. Schiffer reviews the most politically consequential press routines, and illustrates "true media influence"-the unique

Overview

Conditional Press Influence in Politics theorizes about and tests the conditions under which the press acts as an independent political institution, and when it cedes its power to other actors or phenomena. Using substantive case studies, Adam J. Schiffer reviews the most politically consequential press routines, and illustrates "true media influence"-the unique effect of press norms, constraints, and routines on the political world. By moving beyond news content to treat the organizations that produce the content as political actors, Conditional Press Influence in Politics gives a theoretical framework to aid scholars in understanding the news media's role in American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739122099
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 1 Introduction Chapter 3 2 Understanding Media Influence in Politics Chapter 4 3 The Theory of Conditional Media Influence Chapter 5 4 Economic News Chapter 6 5 Foreign Conflicts News Chapter 7 6 Supreme Court News Chapter 8 7 Conclusion Chapter 9 Notes Chapter 10 References

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