• 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.

Infrastructures of Political Communications

Infrastructures of political communications


Political communications is often too microscopic and studied in relation only to its discrete components: for example, news framing of a specific election; the impact of Facebook on a particular campaign; the use of Twitter by a populist leader; the consequences of candidate rhetoric; analysis of reader comments; the role of a single talk show in facilitating democratic citizenship; the efficacy of political fact-checking; or the risks of political astroturfing.1 The emphasis is on the visible and the visceral, not the elusive and opaque; on process and performance as distinct from underlying conditions of power; on institutional rather than ideological factors.

At a time of enormous uncertainty, disruption and complexity in the field (Bennett and Pfetsch, 2018), ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles