An Introduction to Political Communication

Author: Brian McNair

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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An Introduction to Political Communication explores the relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the UK, the USA and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, non-governmental organizations and terrorist organizations make use of the media. Separate chapters look at political media and their effects, the work of political advertising, marketing and public relations and the communication practices of organizations at all levels, from grassroots campaigning through to governments and international bodies. Recent developments covered in the new edition include: * the re-election of New Labour in 2001 * the changes in government information and communication policy introduced by the Blair administration since 1997 * the 2000 election of George W. Bush in the United States * the NATO interventions in Kosovo and the former Yugoslavia * the implications for international political communication of September 11 * the emergence of Al-Quaida and the war on terror.
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Introduction to Media and Politics

Author: Sarah Oates

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 7390

'...a lively introduction to media and politics, with timely chapters on the media, war and terrorism and the internet. If you want to know why media matters in politics this is a great place to start' - Dr Margaret Scammell, London School of Economics and Political Science 'This book has the truly international perspective that helps to put politics and media in the context of current world events...a unique and valuable text' - Professor Lynda Lee Kaid, University of Florida '...a new and promising perspective to the study....
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Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media

An Introduction to Mass Media

Author: Shirley Biagi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495050261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 9374

Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, MEDIA/IMPACT introduces students to today's converged mass media---its industries and support industries, as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technologic
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Media Today

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Joseph Turow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136864024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 6433

Media Today gives your students the media literacy skills they need to think critically about the role of media in their lives. This book uses a media systems approach to look closely at the production, distribution, and exhibition of media, from Hollywood films to Facebook, to discover cultural, political, and economic forces that shape media now. Completely revised and updated, this 4th edition connects the latest trends, debates, and technologies to the history of media, highlighting the impact and meaning of today's changes to the media landscape, especially how traditional industry boundaries have blurred with digital convergence. Students and instructors will find a full range of supporting materials including interactive quizzes and online video resources at www.routledge.com/textbooks/mediatoday4e.
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Politics & Society

Author: Michael Rush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866991

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 7052

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Political Communication in American Campaigns

Author: Joseph S. Tuman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412909457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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Political Communication provides a comprehensive, clear, and accessible treatment of American campaign rhetoric. This book's triangulated approach to political communication includes (1) all forms of campaign speech and oratory, (2) the rhetorical dimensions of campaign debates, and (3) candidate/campaign interaction with mass media. This approach provides today's undergraduates with a thorough understanding of the methodological approaches to strategies and practices in American campaigns. Taking a truly communicative approach to political communication, the text explores campaigns in terms of their management and message orientation and focuses on communication strategies as regards speeches, debates, and the use of paid and free media (e.g., print and broadcast ads; the Internet; etc.). Case studies of actual campaign speeches, political debates, and mass media campaigns show the application of theories and methodologies.
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The Internet

An Introduction to New Media

Author: Lelia Green

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887694

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Life without the internet, a very new technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in western nations. Today the internet is intrinsic to media and communications, entertainment, politics, defence, business, banking, education and administrative systems as well as to social interaction. The Internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew. Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the internet is increasingly driven by its users. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, and even engage with global politics. At the same time three-quarters of the worlds population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, The Internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, cultural, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating.
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An Introduction to Communication Studies

Author: Sheila Steinberg

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702172618

Category: Communication

Page: 341

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In this introductory textbook, the author contextualises approaches and theories on cornmunication studies by making use of local examples from the mass media, as well as relevant political and social experiences. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides students with a strong foundation in communication while the second focuses on the areas of specialisation within communication studies. Each chapter starts with the learning Outcomes and a short overview of the chapter. Students can monitor their learning by using the summaries and 'test yourself' questions at the end of every chapter. Scenarios provide examples of how the theory can be applied in practice. This makes for a learner-friendly and accessible book which will prove invaluable to Students and professionals alike. Beginner students majoring in Communication Studies, as well as those studying towards various degrees or qualifications where communication is a prerequisite will find this book useful.
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Governance as Social and Political Communication

Author: Henrik Paul Bang

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719061547

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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Governance and governmentality are among the most popular new ideas in the political sciences, most notably in the fields of social and political theory, public administration, politics and sociology. As ever, debates within disciplines rarely transcend disciplinary boundaries but this volume gathers contributors from all these fields to discuss the transition to governance in both theory and practice. It seeks not only to identify, describe and evaluate the contribution of each discipline but also to bring them together by examining their respective contributions to polity, politics and policies. France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. It adopts an anti-foundational approach to deconstruct the essentialist discourses endemic to each discipline and the disciplinary traditions of each country. Notions such as steering and control in public administration, identities and domination in sociology, and the community and the self in social and political theory are analysed in depth. The text demonstrates clearly how the distinctive traditions of each discipline lead them to construct overlapping but distinct ideas about the institutions, politics and policies of governance. graduate students of politics, especially political theory.
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An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures

Author: Pramod K. Nayar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181672

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This introduction to cybercultures provides a cutting-edge and much needed guide to the rapidly changing world of new media and communication. Considers cyberculture and new media through contemporary race, gender and sexuality studies and postcolonial theory Offers a clear analysis of some of the most complex issues in cybercultures, including identity, network societies, new geographies, and connectivity Includes discussions of gaming, social networking, geography, net-democracy, aesthetics, popular internet culture, the body, sexuality and politics Examines key questions in the political economy, racialization, gendering and governance of cyberculture
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Critical Political Economy of the Media

An Introduction

Author: Jonathan Hardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136486496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey of political economy scholarship encompassing worldwide literature, issues and debates, and relationships with other academic approaches. He assesses different ways of making sense of media convergence and digitalisation, media power and influence, and transformations across communication markets. Many of the problems of the media that prompted critical political economy research remain salient, he argues, but the approach must continue to adapt to new conditions and challenges. Hardy advances the case for a revitalised critical media studies for the 21st century. Topics covered include: media ownership and financing news and entertainment convergence and the Internet media globalisation advertising and media alternative media media policy and regulation Introducing key concepts and research, this book explains how political economy can assist students, researchers and citizens to investigate and address vital questions about the media today.
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The Political Economy of Global Communication

An Introduction

Author: Peter Wilkin

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745314013

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

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An examination of the structures of global power in the post-Cold War period and the implications of this for human security.
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Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.
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Mediated Politics

Communication in the Future of Democracy

Author: W. Lance Bennett,Robert M. Entman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789769

Category: Political Science

Page: 489

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Mediated Politics explores the changing media environments in contemporary democracy: the internet, the decline of network news and the daily newspaper; the growing tendency to treat election campaigns as competing product advertisements; the blurring lines between news, ads, and entertainment. By combining new developments in political communication with core questions about politics and policy, a distinguished roster of international scholars offers new perspectives and directions for further study. Several broad questions emerge from the book: with ever-increasing media outlets creating more specialized segments, what happens to broader issues? Are there implications for a sense of community? Should media give people only what they want, or also what they need to be good citizens? These and other tensions created by the changing nature of political communication are covered in sections on the changing public sphere; shifts in the nature of political communication; the new shape of public opinion; transformations of political campaigns; and alterations in citizens' needs and involvement.
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Strategic Political Communciation

Rethinking Social Influence, Persuasion, and Propaganda

Author: Karen S. Johnson-Cartee,Gary Copeland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528826

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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To become a successful political communicator (and a savvy political consumer), it is essential to know the elements of social influence, what works, and why. Strategic Political Communication provides an introduction to persuasion, social influence, and propaganda tactics, focusing on political communication. This rich, well-documented work looks at the power of language, the importance of targeting a specific audience, and the significance of interpersonal relationships, among other key issues. It further examines propaganda in order to understand how communicators can best exercise influence in contemporary society.
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Connecting Democracy

Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication

Author: Stephen Coleman,Peter M. Shane

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262016567

Category: Computers

Page: 423

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The global explosion of online activity is steadily transforming the relationship between government and the public. The first wave of change, "e-government," enlisted the Internet to improve management and the delivery of services. More recently, "e-democracy" has aimed to enhance democracy itself using digital information and communication technology. One notable example of e-democratic practice is the government-sponsored (or government-authorized) online forum for public input on policymaking. This book investigates these "online consultations" and their effect on democratic practice in the United States and Europe, examining the potential of Internet-enabled policy forums to enrich democratic citizenship. The book first situates the online consultation phenomenon in a conceptual framework that takes into account the contemporary media environment and the flow of political communication; then offers a multifaceted look at the experience of online consultation participants in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France; and finally explores the legal architecture of U.S. and E. U. online consultation. As the contributors make clear, online consultations are not simply dialogues between citizens and government but constitute networked communications involving citizens, government, technicians, civil society organizations, and the media. The topics examined are especially relevant today, in light of the Obama administration's innovations in online citizen involvement.
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Political Communication

A Critical Introduction

Author: Heather Savigny

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137011394

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3609

This major international text introduces the key themes, issues and theoretical approaches to the study of political communication, and poses key critical questions about power and ideology.
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Mass communication theory

an introduction

Author: Denis McQuail

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 2392

Widely used internationally and translated into several languages, Mass Communication Theory, Third Edition constitutes one of the fullest and most up-to-date textbooks within mass communication. Comprehensively rewritten, this edition provides a nontechnical introduction to mass communication and offers an integrated treatment of the major components of mass communication--the sender, the message, and the audience. The author thoroughly covers the diverse forms of mass communication: television, radio, newspaper, film, and music as well as electronic, cable, and satellite technologies. Topics given greater attention in this volume include gender relations, the globalization of communication, research on audiences and reception, media structures and institutions, and the evaluation of media performance. Updated and rewritten to include the most recent theory and research and to improve the clarity of both text and presentation, Mass Communication Theory, Third Edition is of even greater importance to researchers, scholars, and students within all areas of mass communication.
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