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The Resource Political communication and social theory, Aeron Davis

Political communication and social theory, Aeron Davis

Label
Political communication and social theory
Title
Political communication and social theory
Statement of responsibility
Aeron Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'Davis skilfully blends social theory with a wealth of "insider" accounts from senior politicians and journalists to produce a classic text which sets a new benchmark for political communication scholarship.'-Bob Franklin, Professor of Journalism Studies, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, UK
  • 'Davis brilliant new book is an engaging, lucid, and original tour d'horizon of political communication.'-Rodney Benson, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, USA
  • 'Davis's book could hardly be more timely ... Invaluable not only to students and researchers, but to practitioners in the media and in the political system.'-Michael Moran, Professor of Government, University of Manchester, UK
  • Political Communication and Social Theory presents and Advanced and challenging text for students and scholars of political communication and mass media in democracies. It draws together work from across political communication, media sociology and political sociology, and includes a mix of theoretical debate and current examples from several democratic media systems. Its wide-ranging discussions both introduce and contest the traditional scholarship on a number of contemporary topics. These include comparative political and media systems; theories of democracy, representation and the public sphere; political party communication, marketing and elections; the production of news media and public policy; media sociology and journalist-source relations; celebrity politics, popular culture and political leadership; new media and online democracy; national-global politics and international political communication; foreign policy-making, war and media; and the crisis of public communication in established democracies
  • At the same time, Political Communication and Social Theory offers a fascinating investigation of the causes of crisis in established political and media systems. In today's democracies, trust in politicians, state institutions and mainstream media sources has dropped to new lows. The traditional business model that sustained journalism is failing and nations are struggling to respond to the existing global recession and impending environmental and resource crises. Drawing on interviews with over 100 experienced politicians, journalists and civil servants, Aeron Davis explores how the varied political actors and communicative processes, at the centre of UK democracy, may or may not be contributing to such crises tendencies"--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Davis, Aeron
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85
LC item number
.D38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Communication and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in politics
  • Mass media
Label
Political communication and social theory, Aeron Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the 'good' democracy: comparing political and media systems -- Citizens, political representation and parliamentary public spheres -- professionalized parties, the electoral mechanism and the new wave of party leaders: the rise of David Cameron -- The production of policy and news: liquid politics and the working cultures of the new capitalism -- Journalist -- source relations, mediated reflexivity and the politics of politics -- Celebrity politics, symbolic communication and media capital in the political field -- New media and fat democracy: the paradox of online participation -- Politics and communication between the national and the global: determining the boundaries and significance of 'international political communication' -- Foreign policy-making, war and the disembedding of cosmopolitan elite networks: the case of Iraq 2003 -- The 'crisis' of politics and communication in aging democracies
Control code
ocn406172335
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 196 p.
Isbn
9780415547130
Lccn
2010002732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Political communication and social theory, Aeron Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the 'good' democracy: comparing political and media systems -- Citizens, political representation and parliamentary public spheres -- professionalized parties, the electoral mechanism and the new wave of party leaders: the rise of David Cameron -- The production of policy and news: liquid politics and the working cultures of the new capitalism -- Journalist -- source relations, mediated reflexivity and the politics of politics -- Celebrity politics, symbolic communication and media capital in the political field -- New media and fat democracy: the paradox of online participation -- Politics and communication between the national and the global: determining the boundaries and significance of 'international political communication' -- Foreign policy-making, war and the disembedding of cosmopolitan elite networks: the case of Iraq 2003 -- The 'crisis' of politics and communication in aging democracies
Control code
ocn406172335
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 196 p.
Isbn
9780415547130
Lccn
2010002732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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