• This is a big-name author team. All are well-known critical scholars and activists. • Media and politics is a fast-moving field, so a cutting-edge intervention like this will be well-received. • As much as this is a “statement” title from leading academics, the ideas have also been used in the authors' PG teaching. This is a “supp” title that could reach any and all pol comms and media/politics reading lists.

Putting Politics Back Into Political Communications

Putting politics back into political communications


We are writing this book in 2019. Donald Trump has been President of the United States of America for two years. The UK is (endlessly) on the verge of leaving the European Union (EU). Established political parties have been shaken as new political parties have emerged and won power in France and Italy. Neo-fascist political groups are gaining in popularity across the US and Europe; Brazil, once a beacon of hope for new democratic practices, has elected the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. The political landscape is febrile and unstable; uncertainty abounds. In these circumstances, political communications has never been more relevant as a discipline, just as the practices and institutions that it ...

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