Public Policy and the Media: The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making

Public Policy and the Media: The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making

by Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten, Katrin Voltmer
     
 

Explores the extent and circumstances under which the media affect public policy and whether the political impact of the media is confined to the public representation of politics or whether their influence goes further to also affect the substance of political decisions.

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Explores the extent and circumstances under which the media affect public policy and whether the political impact of the media is confined to the public representation of politics or whether their influence goes further to also affect the substance of political decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203858493
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
02/19/2010
Series:
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
233
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Philipps University Marburg, Germany. Her research focuses on German and international industrial relations and its actors; new forms of governance in the national and international arena; and the role of the media in ‘media democracy’. Katrin Voltmer is Senior Lecturer of Political Communication at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests include media influences on public opinion and the policy process, the relationship between journalists and their news sources, and the role of the media in democratic transitions. She is the editor of The Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies (also published by Routledge).

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