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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...
Chapter 36: Political Communication
What is meant by ‘political communication'? The question is not an idle one, since the mass media and the digital media have come to play a pivotal role in the new communication ecosystems and have become vital to present-day polities. We have, in fact, reached a point at which it is difficult for scholars and commentators to make sound analyses of any political phenomenon or trend without giving due consideration to issues of communication.
There are copious examples, including the rise and success of Donald Trump, the broad diffusion of populism, Brexit and international terrorism, all of which have been influenced by media activities, by the manipulation of news sources ...