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Mediated Politics

Mediated Politics
Communication in the Future of Democracy

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Part of Communication, Society and Politics

W. Lance Bennett, Robert M. Entman, Peter Dahlgren, William A. Gamson, Colin Sparks, Doug Underwood, Don Slater, Oscar Gandy, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Bruce A. Williams, Timothy Cook, Susan Herbst, Gadi Wolfsfeld, John Zaller, Jarrol B. Manheim, W. Russell Neuman, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, C. Edwin Baker, Bruce Buchanan, Jay G. Blumler, Michael Gurevitch, Roderick P. Hart, Doris A. Graber, Wendy M. Rahn, Thomas J. Rudolph
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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789769

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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.

    • Features the latest research and analysis by an international roster of distinguished scholars in political communication
    • Places the US in comparative perspective and offers analyses of new political environments in other democracies
    • Chapters together form a cohesive analysis
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … this is an excellent volume that provides scholars and students alike with a wealth of new empirical material and theories concerning the relative impact of the new communication technologies on the modern political communication processes.' Mark Wheeler, London Guildhall University

    'Nearly all readers will find something of interest in this book … the questions raised by Mediated Politics are of first importance.' International Journal of Public Opinion Research

    'This is an interesting book and one that should be read by anyone who is interested in politics and in particular by political scientists in the field of political dynamics, politicians, communication specialists and students of communication in general. As expected, with so many authors participating, diverse views are reflected in the contents. this is in the book's favour and it provides a clear indication that the editors did not try to force the contents into a particular paradigm … Hopefully, this book will inspire more attention to media in politics.' Politica

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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789769
    • length: 520 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mediated politics: an introduction W. Lance Bennett and Robert M. Entman
    Part I. Democracy and the Public Sphere:
    2. The public sphere and the net: structure, space, and communication Peter Dahlgren
    3. Promoting political engagement William A. Gamson
    4. The internet and the global public sphere Colin Sparks
    Part II. Citizens, Consumers, and Media in Transition:
    5. Reporting and the push for market-oriented journalism: media organizations as businesses Doug Underwood
    6. Political discourse and the politics of need: discourses on the good life in cyberspace Don Slater
    7. Dividing practices: segmentation and targeting in the emerging public sphere Oscar Gandy
    8. Let us infotain you: politics in the new media environment Michael X. Delli Carpini and Bruce A. Williams
    9. The future of the institutional media Timothy E. Cook
    Part III. Mediated Political Information and Public Opinion:
    10. Reframing public opinion as we have known it Robert M. Entman and Susan Herbst
    11. Political waves and democratic discourse: terrorism waves during the Oslo peace process Gadi Wolfsfeld
    12. Monica Lewinsky and the mainsprings of American politics John Zaller
    13. The big spin: strategic communication and the transformation of pluralist democracy W. Lance Bennett and Jarol B. Manheim
    14. The impact of the new media W. Russell Neuman
    Part IV. Mediated Campaigns:
    15. Issue advocacy in a changing discourse environment Kathleen Hall Jamieson
    16. Implications of rival visions of electoral campaigns C. Edwin Baker
    17. Mediated electoral democracy: campaigns, incentives, and reform Bruce Buchanan
    18. 'Americanization' reconsidered: UK-US campaign communication comparisons across time Jay G. Blumler and Michael Gurevitch
    Part V. Citizens: Present and Future:
    19. Citizen discourse and political participation: a survey Roderick P. Hart
    20. Adapting political news to twenty-first century Americans Doris A. Graber
    21. National identities and the future of democracy Wendy M. Rahn and Thomas J. Rudolph
    22. Communication in the future of democracy: a conclusion.

  • Editors

    W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington

    Robert M. Entman, George Washington University, Washington DC

    Contributors

    W. Lance Bennett, Robert M. Entman, Peter Dahlgren, William A. Gamson, Colin Sparks, Doug Underwood, Don Slater, Oscar Gandy, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Bruce A. Williams, Timothy Cook, Susan Herbst, Gadi Wolfsfeld, John Zaller, Jarrol B. Manheim, W. Russell Neuman, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, C. Edwin Baker, Bruce Buchanan, Jay G. Blumler, Michael Gurevitch, Roderick P. Hart, Doris A. Graber, Wendy M. Rahn, Thomas J. Rudolph

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