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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.

Evaluating Putin's Propaganda Performance 2000–2018: Stagecraft as Statecraft
Evaluating putin's propaganda performance 2000–2018: stagecraft as statecraft
Tina Burrett

This chapter analyses the evolution of Vladimir Putin's propaganda machine since he first became Russian president in 2000. It charts the changing functions, messages and methods of the Kremlin's propaganda apparatus during Putin's 18-year tenure at the apex of Russian politics. The chapter analyses both Putin's domestic and foreign propaganda operations. It argues that Putin's domestic support is predicated on his success in the international arena. Although promulgated through different mediums and aimed at different audiences, Putin's domestic and international propaganda practices are mutually reinforcing and interdependent.

Vladimir Putin is a master political performer, but one forced to rely on an increasingly narrow repertoire as ...

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