The Dynamics of Political Communication

Media and Politics in a Digital Age

Author: Richard M. Perloff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317228936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 1956

What impact do news and political advertising have on us? How do candidates use media to persuade us as voters? Are we informed adequately about political issues? Do twenty-first-century political communications measure up to democratic ideals? The Dynamics of Political Communication: Media and Politics in a Digital Age, Second Edition explores these issues and guides us through current political communication theories and beliefs by detailing the fluid landscape of political communication and offering us an engaging introduction to the field and a thorough tour of the discipline. Author Richard Perloff examines essential concepts in this arena, such as agenda-setting, agenda-building, framing, political socialization, and issues of bias that are part of campaign news. Designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the principles involved in political communication along with methods of research and hypothesis-testing, each chapter includes materials that challenge us by encouraging reflection on controversial matters. Inside this Second Edition you’ll find: Expanded discussion of conceptual problems, communication complexities, and key issues in the field. New examples, concepts, and studies reflecting current political communication scholarship. The integration of technology throughout the text, reflecting its pervasive role in the political spectrum. Accompanied by an updated companion website with resources for students and instructors, The Dynamics of Political Communication prepares you to survey the political landscape with a more critical eye, and encourages a greater understanding of the challenges and occurrences presented in this constantly evolving field.

The Dynamics of Political Communication

Media and Politics in a Digital Age

Author: Richard M. Perloff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136294597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 6434

"The Dynamics of Political Communication blends the drama, excitement, and chaos of politics with the extensive body of social science research that maps in detail the role of the communication media in our political life." —Maxwell McCombs, University of Texas at Austin "The effortlessness and accessibility with which this text walks the reader through theories, current examples and exercises will also make it a very popular textbook for undergraduate courses. I look forward to assigning it in my classes." —Dietram A. Scheufele, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Written in an easily accessible style and filled with timely and interesting examples, this textbook would be a first-rate addition to any introductory course on the topic." —Gadi Wolfsfeld, Author of Making Sense of Media and Politics: Five Principles in Political Communication " engaging and timely analysis of the central role of media in American politics. ... The book provides multiple perspectives to stimulate critical thought and reflection." —Ann N. Crigler, University of Southern California "Perloff has offered a systematic overview of the topic that allows us to make sense of the chaotic communication environment we are enveloped within. ... A must-read for anyone looking to introduce themselves to this important research area." —R. Lance Holbert, The Ohio State University What impact do news and political advertising have on us? How do candidates use media to persuade us as voters? Are we informed adequately about political issues? Do 21st-century political communications measure up to democratic ideals? The Dynamics of Political Communication: Media and Politics in a Digital Age explores these issues and guides us through current political communication theories and beliefs. Author Richard M. Perloff details the fluid landscape of political communication and offers us an engaging introduction to the field and a thorough tour of the discipline. He examines essential concepts in this arena, such as agenda-setting, agenda-building, framing, political socialization, and issues of bias that are part of campaign news. Designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the principles involved in political communication along with methods of research and hypothesis-testing, each chapter includes materials that challenge us by encouraging reflection on controversial matters and providing links to online examples of real-life political communication. The text’s companion website provides expanded resources for students as well as materials for instructors to use in the classroom. The Dynamics of Political Communication immerses readers in contemporary events through its coverage of online campaigning, effects of negative advertising, issues of gender bias in campaign politics, and image-management strategies in the 2012 campaign. It will prepare you to survey the current political landscape with a more critical eye, and encourage a greater understanding of the challenges and occurrences presented in this constantly evolving field.

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

Author: Katrin Voltmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415337798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 5410

This book examines how political communication and the mass media have played a central role in the consolidation of emerging democracies around the world. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, this new volume investigates the problems and conflicts arising in the process of establishing an independent media and competitive politics in post-autocratic societies. Considering the changing dynamic in the relationship between political actors, the media and their audience, the authors of this volume address the following issues: changing journalistic role perceptions and journalistic quality the reasons and consequences of persisting instrumentalization of the media by political actors the role of the media in election campaigns the way in which the citizens interpret political messages and the extent to which the media influence political attitudes and electoral behaviour the role of the Internet in building a democratic public sphere This book will be of great interest to all those studying and researching democracy and democratization, comparative politics, political communication, journalism, media and the Internet.

The Dynamics of Persuasion

Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Richard M. Perloff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317328876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 630

View: 5687

The Dynamics of Persuasion has been a staple resource for teaching persuasion for nearly two decades. Author Richard M. Perloff speaks to students in a style that is engaging and informational, explaining key theories and research as well as providing timely and relevant examples. The companion website includes materials for both students and instructors, expanding the pedagogical utilities and facilitating adoptions. The sixth edition includes: updated theoretical and applied research in a variety of areas, including framing, inoculation, and self-affirmation; new studies of health campaigns; expanded coverage of social media marketing; enhanced discussion of the Elaboration Likelihood Model in light of continued research and new applications to everyday persuasion. The fundamentals of the book – emphasis on theory, clear-cut explanation of findings, in-depth discussion of persuasion processes and effects, and easy-to-follow real-world applications – continue in the sixth edition.

Ein 'Third Age of Political Communication' in Deutschland?

Author: Thomas Zimmerling

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638190072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 26

View: 3654

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Public Relations, Werbung, Marketing, Social Media, Note: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Institut für Publizistik), Veranstaltung: Seminar: Politische PR und politischer Journalismus, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Vor einiger Zeit diskutierten namhafte Kommunikationswissenschaftler auf einer Veranstaltung in London neueste Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der politischen Kommunikation. Dabei konstatierten Jay Blumler und Dennis Kavanagh „A Third Age of Political Communication“. Ihr Fokus lag dabei auf dem angloamerikanischen Raum. Im Rahmen dieser Hausarbeit wird untersucht, ob die Befunde von Blumler und Kavanagh sich auch auf Deutschland übertragen lassen. Dazu werden die Charakteristika des „Third Age of Political Communication“ im ersten Teil der Arbeit zusammengefasst und im Anschluss auf ihre Tragfähigkeit im Hinblick auf die politische Kommunikation in Deutschland analysiert. Da der Rahmen einer Hausarbeit durch eine erschöpfende empirische Untersuchung gesprengt würde, beschränkt sich der Autor auf eine Darstellung und Analyse der politischen Kommunikation im Umfeld der Bundestagswahl 1998. Diese Wahl und der vorhergehende Wahlkampf wurden von Journalisten als eine Zäsur in der politischen Kommunikation - verstanden als Wahlkampfkommunikation - angesehen. Politikwissenschaftler und Kommunikationswissenschaftler bemühen sich allerdings um eine differenziertere Sicht, wobei eine generelle Übereinstimmung dahingehend festgestellt werden kann, dass das Fernsehen Wahlen entscheiden kann, und Wahlkämpfe mediengerechte Inszenierungen von politischen Ereignissen sind. Aber ist der Vergleich hiesiger Wahlkämpfe mit den Spektakeln in den USA nicht bereits alltäglich geworden? Und waren die Entwicklungen im letzten Wahlkampf wirklich so spektakulär? Es wird also in dieser Hausarbeit auch darum gehen zu klären, welche neuen Entwicklungen den Wahlkampf 1998 geprägt haben. Bereits heute ist absehbar, dass auch der Wahlkampf 2002 die Trends der letzten Wahlen, die unter dem Schlagwort der Amerikanisierung – oder besser Mediatisierung - zusammengefasst werden, weiter fortschreiben wird. Denn das Niveau des Wahlkampfes 1998 zu unterschreiten, kann sich keine Partei leisten.

Dynamics of Political Communication

A Treatise in Honour of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Author: Michael Angel Folorunso

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481782053

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 4336

Effective political communication involves diligent identification of problems on the one hand and proffering solutions on the other using popular images to affect decision making, sharing, and acting. This book is aimed at making readers politicians, students, policy makers, political activists, social actors, and researchers to understand the fact that political communication is not value-free. It shows the ways and means of generating media literacy as well as power literacy. Political communication is a multidisciplinary subject required to elevate and polish language, politically crafted to enable target audience give diverse interpretations to the message conveyed by the source. The book shows also the dissensual value-choosing relationships between politics, communication, rhetorical tropes, and social media. "The primary strength of Folorunso's book resides in its rhetorical emphasis particularly in regard to the uses of images, campaigns, drama, and social media in politics, as essential skills needed in a democratic community consciously driven by charismatic and/or transformational leadership" (Rhetoric Society of Africa).

The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication

Author: Howard Giles

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433103971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

View: 5401

The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication provides a timely and comprehensive review of work at the intersection of intergroup relations and communication. Chapters written by experts in the field overview current research and present directions for the future. The book is divided into sections addressing specific groups, intergroup communication processes, and core contexts in which intergroup communication occurs. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, and featuring short yet detailed chapters, the book should appeal to scholars looking for a broad overview of this growing area, as well as being appropriate for use as a text in undergraduate and graduate classes.

The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

Author: Amrita Daniere,Hy Van Luong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456554

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8370

The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural realities in the rapidly transforming landscapes of Asia, the contributors to the book bring together interdisciplinary work that focuses on the ways in which civic engagement can link with social capital building. The goal of this volume is to inspire policy that recognizes that a vibrant society with access to rich stores of positive social capital requires civil society, alternate civilities and the state. The result is a dialogue on the interplay of social capital and civic engagement in socio-political contexts quite different from those found in the West. This book contributes to current discussions about the nature of social relations and their connection to politics and change and offers a unique lens into the validity of these important concepts in contemporary research across a variety of Asian settings. It will be of interest to social scientists across the board, especially those with an interest in Asia and Asian development.


überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517


Page: 411

View: 9778

Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

The Dynamics of Radicalization

A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Author: Eitan Y. Alimi,Lorenzo Bosi,Chares Demetriou

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199937729

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 6523

"The book comparatively investigates the processes of radicalization, focusing on questions of how and when such processes unfold, rather than on why they happen in the first place. Alimi, Bosi, and Demetriou argue that processes of radicalization develop primarily through the interplay of three specific mechanisms: "competition for power" among movement actors; "threat/opportunity spirals" between the movement and its political environment; and "outbidding" between movement actors and state security forces. Each arena or mechanism affects and is affected by the other two, creating a multilayered pathway of radicalization. Using the "most different case" logic, the authors argue their theory through three case studies: the Red Brigades in Italy (1968-1980), the Greek Cypriot Enosis-EOKA (1945-1960), and the Al Qaeda/Sunni-led Salafi Transnational Jihad Movement (1984-2001). Without losing sight of the significant differences between the cases, or of the way in which they influence the particular sequence of the process, the book provides an empirically proven and widely applicable analytic framework for understanding how political processes and different contexts drive radicalization"--

Governed By Opinion

Politics, Religion and the Dynamics of Communication in Stuart London

Author: Dagmar Freist

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860641107

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 4668

"In this first extensive analysis of communication in mid-seventeenth-century London, Dagmar Freist analyses the impact of public opinion on politics. She argues that, in a society with a still massive oral residue, political debate was influenced by print and oral cultures, and traditional imagery merged with the public discourse on national politics and religion." "The political symbolism of the period was based on gender stereotypes. In sharp contrast, however, women played a prominent role in the dissemination of news." "Drawing on the rich material of court records on sedition, Freist provides fascinating detail about the 'language of conflict' and how ordinary people discussed political and religious issues. Her findings are set in a wider context through the study of censorship, the professionalisation of the news trade, and the analysis of popular news genres."--BOOK JACKET.

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Information Technology and Political Islam

Author: Philip N. Howard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199813663

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 9907

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten internet users is a Muslim living in a populous Muslim community. In these countries, young people are developing political identities online, and digital technologies are helping civil society build systems of political communication independent of the state and beyond easy manipulation by cultural or religious elites. With unique data on patterns of media ownership and technology use, The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy demonstrates how, since the mid-1990s, information technologies have had a role in political transformation. Democratic revolutions are not caused by new information technologies. But in the Muslim world, democratization is no longer possible without them.

Sourcebook for Political Communication Research

Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques

Author: Erik P. Bucy,R. Lance Holbert

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135891052

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 3862

The Sourcebook for Political Communication Research offers a comprehensive resource for current research methods, measures, and analytical techniques. The contents herein cover the major analytical techniques used in political communication research, including surveys, experiments, content analysis, discourse analysis (focus groups and textual analysis), network and deliberation analysis, comparative study designs, statistical analysis, and measurement issues. It also includes such innovations as the use of advanced statistical techniques, and addresses digital media as a means through which to disseminate as well as study political communication. It considers the use of methods adapted from other disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, and neuroscience. With contributions from many of the brightest scholars working in the area today, the Sourcebook is a benchmark volume for research, presenting analytical techniques and investigative frameworks for researching political communication. As such, it is a must-have resource for students and researchers working and studying activity in the political sphere.

The Dynamics of Science and Technology

Social Values, Technical Norms and Scientific Criteria in the Development of Knowledge

Author: W. Krohn,E.T. Layton Jr.,P. Weingart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400998287

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 5440

The interrelations of science and technology as an object of study seem to have drawn the attention of a number of disciplines: the history of both science and technology, sociology, economics and economic history, and even the philosophy of science. The question that comes to mind is whether the phenomenon itself is new or if advances in the disciplines involved account for this novel interest, or, in fact, if both are intercon nected. When the editors set out to plan this volume, their more or less explicit conviction was that the relationship of science and technology did reveal a new configuration and that the disciplines concerned with 1tS analysis failed at least in part to deal with the change because of conceptual and methodological preconceptions. To say this does not imply a verdict on the insufficiency of one and the superiority of any other one disciplinary approach. Rather, the situation is much more complex. In economics, for example, the interest in the relationship between science and technology is deeply influenced by the theoretical problem of accounting for the factors of economic growth. The primary concern is with technology and the problem is whether the market induces technological advances or whether they induce new demands that explain the subsequent diffusion of new technologies. Science is generally considered to be an exogenous factor not directly subject to market forces and, therefore, appears to be of no interest.

Party Communication in Routine Times of Politics

Issue Dynamics, Party Competition, Agenda-Setting, and Representation in Germany

Author: Simona Bevern

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 365809205X

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

View: 6228

Simona Bevern addresses the questions what and why political parties communicate in the time between elections, focusing on the dynamic rise and fall of policy issues. Despite the central role of political parties and the alleged importance of communication, only few scholars have taken a closer look at the content and dynamics of parties’ communication in routine times of politics. In this study, interactions between parties’ communication, their party competitors, the legislative agenda and public opinion are studied in Germany for the years 2004–2009, making use of a novel data set and quantitative methods.

The Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland

Power, Conflict and Emancipation

Author: Joseph Ruane,Jennifer Todd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568791

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

View: 3026

This book provides a comprehensive and original interpretation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It situates the conflict firmly in its Irish, British and wider international contexts, showing how the sharp conflicts of interest are generated by deep-set structures and relations within Britain and Ireland. The authors argue that only a systematic and determined policy on the part of the British and Irish governments to dismantle the system of relations that produces conflict can fulfill the potential of the peace process and allow an agreed political settlement to emerge.

The Dynamics of Referendum Campaigns

An International Perspective

Author: Claes H. de Vreese

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230591183

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 491

This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice. The contributors consider the impact and importance of referendum campaigns.

Paul and the Dynamics of Power

Communication and Interaction in the Early Christ-Movement

Author: Kathy Ehrensperger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567114805

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 3881

In this illuminating study Kathy Ehrensperger looks at the question of Paul's use of power and authority as an apostle who understands himself as called to proclaim the Gospel among the gentiles. Ehrensperger examines the broad range of perspectives on how this use of power should be evaluated. These range from the traditional interpretation of unquestioned, taken for granted for a church leader, to a feminist interpretation. She examines whether or not Paul's use of power presents an open or hidden re-inscription of hierarchical structures in what was previously a discipleship of equals. Paul and the Dynamics of Power questions whether such hierarchical tendencies are rightly identified within Paul's discourse of power. Furthermore it considers whether these are inherently and necessarily expressions of domination and control and are thus in opposition to a 'discipleship of equals'? In her careful analysis Ehrensperger draws on such wide-ranging figures as Derrida, Michel Foucault and James Scott. This enables fresh insights into Paul's use of authority and power in its first century context.

Experts, Activists, and Interdependent Citizens

Are Electorates Self-Educating?

Author: T. K. Ahn,Robert Huckfeldt,John Barry Ryan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107068878

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 6587

Machine generated contents note: 1. Experts, activists, and self-educating electorates T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt and John Barry Ryan; 2. The imperatives of interdependence T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt and John Barry Ryan; 3. Experts, activists, and the social communication of political expertise T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt, Jeanette Mendez, Tracy Osborn and John Barry Ryan; 4. Unanimity, discord, and opportunities for opinion leadership T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt, Jeanette Mendez and John Barry Ryan; 5. Informational asymmetries among voters T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt and John Barry Ryan; 6. Expertise and bias in political communication networks T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt, Alexander K. Mayer and John Barry Ryan; 7. Interdependence, communication, and calculation T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt and John Barry Ryan; 8. Partisanship and the efficacy of social communication in constrained environments John Barry Ryan; 9. Noise, bias, and expertise: the dynamics of becoming informed Robert Huckfeldt, Matthew Pietryka and Jack Reilly; 10. Opinion leaders, expertise, and the complex dynamics of political communication Robert Huckfeldt, Matthew Pietryka and Jack Reilly; 11. Experts, activists, and democratic prospects T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt and John Barry Ryan.