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An Introduction to Political Communication, 5th Edition

McNair, Brian (2011) An Introduction to Political Communication, 5th Edition. Communication and Society. Routledge.

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Abstract

An Introduction to Political Communication introduces students to the complex relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the United Kingdom, United States and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, NGOs and terrorist organisations make use of the media.

Individual chapters look at political media and their effects, the work of political advertising, marketing and public relations, and the communicative practices of organizations at all levels, from grass-root campaigning through to governments and international bodies.

This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include:

• the 2008 US presidential election, and the early years of Barack Obama’s term

• the MPs’ expenses scandal in Britain, and the 2010 UK election campaign

• the growing role of bloggers and online pundits such as Guido Fawkes in the political agenda setting process

• the emergence of social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and their destabiising impact on the management of political crises all over the world, including the Iranian pro-reform protests of July 2009 and the Israeli atack on the anti-blockade flotilla of May 2010

• the growing power of Wikileaks and other online information sources to challenge state control of classified information

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ID Code: 48654
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Media & Film Studies, Communication Studies, Politics & the Media, Political Communication
ISBN: 9780415596435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2012 13:10
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 20:28

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