Transformation of Political Communication: Continuities and Changes in Media and Politics

Overview

The relationship between politics and the media is continually evolving. This book explores the technological, political and social forces that affect the practice of political communication throughout the world today. Offering a critical, historical approach, this book is for all students interested in the communication of politics.

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Overview

The relationship between politics and the media is continually evolving. This book explores the technological, political and social forces that affect the practice of political communication throughout the world today. Offering a critical, historical approach, this book is for all students interested in the communication of politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230000308
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

RALPH NEGRINE is Professor of Journalism Studies at the Centre for Mass Communication, University of Leicester. His many publications include Parliament and the Media, The Communication of Politics and T.V. and the Press since 1945.

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Table of Contents

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Chronology of a Selection of Significant Events in Media and Politics

1 The Transformation and Professionalization of Political Communication 1

2 Media and Politics: How, and Why, Political Parties Communicate Politics 18

3 The Transformation of Political Parties: Organizational Change and Communication Technologies 44

4 The Transformation of Political Parties and the Use of Professional Advisers in the Communication of Politics 69

5 Political Actors: Transforming Practices 93

6 Transforming Government Communication 117

7 The Transformation of a Political Communication: the Global Context 143

8 The Internet: Transforming Political Communication? 170

9 Conclusion: The Transformation and Professionalization of Communication and its Impact on Politics 195

Notes 205

Bibliography 208

Index 220

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