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From the award-winning team behind the International Encyclopaedia of Political Science... Moving beyond mainstream “traditional” approaches to bring you a new advanced-level introduction to political science. A perfect introduction for postgraduates who are new to political science, as well as upper-level undergraduates looking to broaden and deepen their understanding of core topics, this progressive account: • Guides you through all key areas of political science: origins, methodological foundations, key topics, and current issues • Takes an international and pluralist perspective with all issues explored in a comparative way related to different cultural and historical contexts • Includes pulled-out descriptions of major concepts, further reading and self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.

Political Communication and Media
Political Communication and Media
Key terms
  • Audience democracy
  • Mass media
  • Personalization of politics
  • Political communication
  • Political marketing
  • Presidentialization of politics
  • Professionalization of politics
  • Public opinion
Introduction

In several chapters of this book, some aspect of political communication is directly or indirectly relevant and deserves attention. Thus, for example, one of the key criteria in a minimalist definition of democracy is ‘alternative sources of information’ (see Chapter 5), that is, the pluralist ownership of TV channels and newspapers is a key element to assess whether there is a democracy or not. Of course, the implied indirect assumption is that only alternative sources of information allow a free, unconstrained formation of political opinions and the consequent free political behaviour of citizens. Aspects of communication are also relevant in the analysis of the quality ...

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