Political Communication and Social Theory

Political Communication and Social Theory

by Aeron Davis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415547130
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/23/2010
Series: Communication and Society Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.21(d)

About the Author

Aeron Davis is a Reader and Director of the MA in Political Communication in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, London. He is the author of Public Relations Democracy (2002) and The Mediation of Power (2007).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Preface and Acknowledgements 1. In Search of the ‘Good’ Democracy: Comparing Political and Media Systems 2. Citizens, Political Representation and Parliamentary Public Spheres 3. Professionalised Parties, the Electoral Mechanism and the New Wave of Party Leaders: The Rise of David Cameron 4. The Production of Policy and News: Liquid Politics and the Working Cultures of the New Capitalism 5. Journalist-Source Relations, Mediated Reflexivity and the Politics of Politics 6. Celebrity Politics, Symbolic Communication and Media Capital in the Political Field 7. New Media and Fat Democracy: The Paradox of Online Participation 8. Politics and Communication Between the National and the Global: Determining the Boundaries and Significance of ‘International Political Communication’ 9. Foreign Policy-Making, War and the Disembedding of Cosmopolitan Elite Networks: The Case of Iraq 2003 10. The ‘Crisis’ of Politics and Communication in Ageing Democracies List of Interviewees Bibliography Index

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