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The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda unpacks the ever-present and exciting topic of propaganda to explain how it invades the human psyche, in what ways it does so, and in what contexts. As a beguiling tool of political persuasion in times of war, peace, and uncertainty, propaganda incites people to take, often violent, action, consciously or unconsciously. This pervasive influence is particularly prevalent in world politics and international relations today. In this interdisciplinary Handbook, the editors have gathered together a group of world-class scholars from Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East, to discuss leadership propaganda, war propaganda, propaganda for peace marketing, propaganda as a psychological tool, terror-enhanced propaganda, and the contemporary topics of internet-mediated propaganda. Unlike previous publications on the subject, this book brings to the forefront current manifestations and processes of propaganda such as Islamist, and Far Right propaganda, from interdisciplinary perspectives. In its four parts, the Handbook offers researchers and academics of propaganda studies, peace and conflict studies, media and communication studies, political science and governance marketing, as well as intelligence and law enforcement communities, a comprehensive overview of the tools and context of the development and evolution of propaganda from the twentieth century to the present: Part One: Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research; Part Two: Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research; Part Three: Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research; Part Four: Propaganda in Context.

Propaganda and Populist Communication in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela
Propaganda and populist communication in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela
Daniel Aguirre Caroline Avila
Introduction

Populist communication in Latin American offers illustrative examples and concepts for a broader understanding of propaganda in our present times. Populism and propaganda are controversial terms with several competing definitions dependent on geographic location, language usage and custom. Generally, citizens and politicians alike reflect upon both critically. Furthermore, a term that is often associated with populism and propaganda in the region is demagoguery and is generally identifiable in politics via speech acts and subsequent policies. The strongest conceptual linkages in the region are most visible among populism and demagoguery, whereas propaganda and demagoguery are not as ...

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