Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections / Edition 1

Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections / Edition 1

by Markus Prior
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521675332

ISBN-13: 9780521675338

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The media environment is changing. Today in the United States, the average viewer can choose from hundreds of channels, including several twenty-four hour news channels. News is on cell phones, on iPods, and online; it has become a ubiquitous and unavoidable reality in modern society. The purpose of this book is to examine systematically, how these differences in

Overview

The media environment is changing. Today in the United States, the average viewer can choose from hundreds of channels, including several twenty-four hour news channels. News is on cell phones, on iPods, and online; it has become a ubiquitous and unavoidable reality in modern society. The purpose of this book is to examine systematically, how these differences in access and form of media affect political behaviour. Using experiments and new survey data, it shows how changes in the media environment reverberate through the political system, affecting news exposure, political learning, turnout, and voting behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521675338
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,057,645
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Conditional political learning; Part I. The Participatory Effects of Media Choice: 3. Broadcast television, political knowledge, and turnout; 4. From low choice to high choice: the impact of cable tv and internet on news exposure, political knowledge, and turnout; 5. From low choice to high choice: does greater media choice affect total news consumption and average turnout?; Part II. The Political Effects of Media Choice: 6. Broadcast television, partisanship, and the incumbency advantage; 7. Partisan polarization in the high-choice media environment; 8. Divided by choice: audience fragmentation and political inequality in the post-broadcast media environment.

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