What does it mean to say that modern politics is personalised? To what extent is it more personalised than in the past, what is distinctive about contemporary forms of personalisation and are these changes enduring? This book addresses these questions. It re-thinks the concept of personalisation and develops an analytical framework for its study, in the process challenging current theorisation and bridging the political science and media studies approaches to the subject. Moreover, it presents new, rich and rigorous empirical data about how personalisation has developed over time in the UK, from 1945 to 2009.
Its conceptual depth and empirical range makes the book a must-read for anyone researching the phenomenon of personalisation internationally, and a benchmark for future studies. It is also highly accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in political communication, British politics and media studies.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Ana Langer is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow.
Table of Contents
1. The presidentialisation of power
2. Personality politics and the politicisation of private persona
3. Personalisation(s) of politics in the press: British prime ministers 1945 2009
4. The historical evolution of the politicisation of private persona: Baldwin to Major
5. Tony Blair - The special one
6. Gordon Brown and David Cameron