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Packaging Politics

Author : Bob Franklin
ISBN : 0340555963
Genre : Religion
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"Packaging Politics" examines the various ways in which politicians in political parties, in central and local government and in Parliament, have become increasingly enthusiastic and adept at using mass media to present themselves and their policies to the public. The book argues that "packaging politics" has had a harmful effect on the conduct of politics in a democracy.
Category: Religion

The Politics Of Trade And Tobacco Control

Author : H. Jarman
ISBN : 9781137384164
Genre : Political Science
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This book uses the concept of political conflict to examine the effects of globalization on tobacco control policies. Analyzing a range of challenges to policies enacted by Australia, Canada, the United States, the European Union and Uruguay, the book examines how the global trading system has narrowed the scope of conflicts over tobacco control.
Category: Political Science


Author : Barrie Axford
ISBN : 0415251818
Genre : Political Science
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This textbook has been carefully designed to meet the needs of students taking introductory courses in Politics. It is accessible and exciting, and by taking the widest possible definition of what is political it offers unrivalled coverage of the subject. Specially designed as an interactive text, it includes think points, exercises and extracts as well as a range of illustrative material to stimulate responses from the reader. The authors emphasise the role of the individual in politics, and the interplay between the personal, the national and the global. They introduce topical issues and examples to bring the subject to life. Features and benefits of Politics: An Introduction: * Comprehensive: includes chapters on political sociology, political institutions, the state, political parties and associations, political thought and a whole section on international and global politics * User-friendly : includes marginal comments, key words and definitions, extensive cross-referencing and a glossary * Clearly written: by a team who are all actively involved in teaching undergraduates and whose enthusiasm for teaching and engaging with students and issues is manifest * Encourages further study : through imaginative and annotated further reading sections at the ends of chapters and a consolidated bibliography.
Category: Political Science

New Media And Politics

Author : Barrie Axford
ISBN : 9780761961994
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Exploring the theme of the putative transformation of political modernity under the impact of "new" media, this book adopts a questioning approach to the ways in which cultural and technological factors are affecting the temper of political life, and reflects the variety of normative thinking about and empirical research on the changing character of politics in mediatized cultures. New Media and Politics examines: the extent to which commercial populism now dominates electoral and other political discourses; the ways in which the functions of leadership, government and political parties are modified by different forms of both old and new media; the democratic or undemocratic import of such changes; and the ways in which the dominant territorial paradigm of politics is challenged by the space and time devouring capacities of electronic media.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Designer Politics

Author : Margaret Scammell
ISBN : 9781349239429
Genre : Political Science
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This is the first book to offer a serious examination of the phenomenon of political marketing in Britain. It presents an analysis of the increasingly influential role of the image-makers and casts a critical eye over the debate concerning the impact of marketing on political conduct and governance. Its primary focus is party and government communications in the Thatcher era and beyond, up to and including the 1992 general election. It argues that Thatcher, despite her image as the resolute politician, pioneered marketing techniques and concepts which have since become standard practice. Designer Politics looks at the historical engines of growth of commercial salesmanship in politics. It explores how political culture and conduct have been affected by the phenomenon and to what extent politics and policy have been remoulded to fit the marketing process. The author challenges the prevailing pessimism that Britain is hurtling towards American presidential-style campaigns and that marketing necessarily demeans and undermines democracy. While there are inherent dangers, there also comes new potential for a more genuinely popular democracy.
Category: Political Science

Politics Media And Democracy In Australia

Author : Brian McNair
ISBN : 9781317675013
Genre : Social Science
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In Australia, as in many comparable democracies, the role of the media in the political process is high on the public agenda. There is a perception of widespread disillusionment with and disengagement from politics amongst voters, and criticism of the media for failing to fulfil their democratic responsibilities adequately. This book evaluates public perceptions of the performance of the political media in the context of the declared aims and objectives of media producers. From there the authors present findings for improving the capacity of political media to engage and inform their audiences in ways which enhance the quality and popular legitimacy of the democratic process. These conclusions are of import not only to Australians, but to observers of mediated politics in the UK, the US and other countries where similar debates around the ‘crisis of public communication’ are on-going.
Category: Social Science

The Packaging Of Australia

Author : Gregory Melleuish
ISBN : 0868405841
Genre : Political Science
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Politicians, intellectuals and ideologues have all attempted to create recipes for the transformation and redemption of contemporary Australia. In recent years economic rationalism, the concept of the 'clever country', republicanism and multiculturalism have been proclaimed as 'magic bullets' promising a new and better Australia. There are also nostalgic packages represented by Pauline Hanson's One Nation and her 'new populist' allies. Gregory Melleuish examines these approaches and questions the need to reinvent the national identity. He argues for pluralism, and against dogmatic approaches to identity and nationhood, which he believes may prevent the flourishing of culture as the free creation of individuals and associations.
Category: Political Science

News Public Relations And Power

Author : Simon Cottle
ISBN : 0761974962
Genre : Social Science
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"We live in increasingly promotional times. States, political parties and corporations as well as new social movements and diverse cultural interests today seek to put their message across via the media and in pursuit of disparate aims, enhanced public understanding and legitimacy. Introducing theoretical ideas and the latest empirical findings in this fast-developing field of media communication study," this book addresses such issues as: "the rapid growth of public relations in its impact on news production ; state information management strategies in times of internal political dissent ; political parties and mediated 'spin' conducted at national and local levels ; the historically changing nature of war journalism ; environmental activism and pressure group communication" and much more - back cover.
Category: Social Science

Recycling And The Politics Of Urban Waste

Author : Matthew Gandy
ISBN : 9781134162772
Genre : Political Science
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The affluence of western society has given rise to unprecedented quantities of waste, presenting one of the most intractable environmental problems for contemporary society. This book examines recycling and municipal waste management in three major cities: London, New York and Hamburg. A range of political and economic issues are examined to illustrate how any reduction in the size of the waste stream in order to achieve more equitable and environmentally sustainable patterns of resource use is incompatible with the current emphasis in the use of the market for environmental protection. The case studies show how, contrary to the hopes of many environmentalists and policy makers, municipal waste management is moving steadily towards the profitable option of incineration with energy recovery, rather than the recycling of materials or waste reduction at source. The evidence suggests that the achievement of a more sustainable pattern of recycling and waste management policy would demand a fundamental change in public policy, to give government a more active role in environmental protection.
Category: Political Science

Political Culture And Media Genre

Author : K. Richardson
ISBN : 9781137291271
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring the forms and meanings of mediated politics beyond the news cycle, this book encompasses genres drawn from television, radio, the press and the internet, assessing their individual and collective contribution to contemporary political culture through textual analysis and thematic review.
Category: Social Science

Politicians Personal Image And The Construction Of Political Identity

Author : C. Archetti
ISBN : 9781137353429
Genre : Social Science
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Is the media obsession with image leading to a degeneration of politics? Are politicians more concerned with their appearances than with policy substance? Through the evidence provided by over 50 interviews with politicians across the UK and Italy - local councillors, MPs and MEPs - this book provides a very different picture of the world of politics than the one we often cynically imagine. By relying on extensive excerpts from frank and colorful conversations with the interviewees, the analysis develops a new multidisciplinary model to understand the 'mediatization' of politics and the way the personal image of elected representatives is constructed in the age of interconnectedness.
Category: Social Science

Political Communication In China

Author : Wenfang Tang
ISBN : 9781135709990
Genre : Social Science
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It is widely recognised that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses the media to set the agenda for political discourse, propagate official policies, monitor public opinion, and rally regime support. State agencies in China control the full spectrum of media programming, either through ownership or the power to regulate. Political Communication in China examines the two factors which have contributed to the rapid development of media infrastructure in China: technology and commercialization. Economic development led to technological advancement, which in turn brought about the rapid modernization of all forms of communication, from ‘old’ media such as television to the Internet, cell phones, and satellite communications. This volume examines how these recent developments have affected the relationship between the CCP and the mass media as well as the implications of this evolving relationship for understanding Chinese citizens’ media use, political attitudes, and behaviour. The chapters in this book represent a diverse range of research methods, from surveys, content analysis, and field interviews to the manipulation of aggregate statistical data. The result is a lively debate which creates many opportunities for future research into the fundamental question of convergence between political and media regimes. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Political Communication.
Category: Social Science

Cracked Coverage

Author : Jimmie Lynn Reeves
ISBN : 0822314916
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Carefully documenting the deceptions and excesses of television news coverage of the so-called cocaine epidemic, Cracked Coverage stands as a bold indictment of the backlash politics of the Reagan coalition and its implicit racism, the mercenary outlook of the drug control establishment, and the enterprising reporting of crusading journalism. Blending theoretical and empirical analyses, Jimmie L. Reeves and Richard Campbell explore how TV news not only interprets "reality" in ways that reflect prevailing ideologies, but is in many respects responsible for constructing that reality. Their examination of the complexity of television and its role in American social, cultural, and political conflict is focused specifically on the ways in which American television during the Reagan years helped stage and legitimate the "war on drugs," one of the great moral panics of the postwar era. The authors persuasively argue, for example, that powder cocaine in the early Reagan years was understood and treated very differently on television and by the state than was crack cocaine, which was discovered by the news media in late 1985. In their critical analysis of 270 news stories broadcast between 1981 and 1988, Reeves and Campbell demonstrate a disturbing disparity between the earlier presentation of the middle- and upper-class "white" drug offender, for whom therapeutic recovery was an available option, and the subsequent news treatment of the inner-city "black" drug delinquent, often described as beyond rehabilitation and subject only to intensified strategies of law and order. Enlivened by provocative discussions of Nancy Reagan’s antidrug activism, the dramatic death of basketball star Len Bias, and the myth of the crack baby, the book argues that Reagan’s war on drugs was at heart a political spectacle that advanced the reactionary agenda of the New and Religious Right—an agenda that dismissed social problems grounded in economic devastation as individual moral problems that could simply be remedied by just saying "no." Wide ranging and authoritative, Cracked Coverage: Television News, the Anti-Cocaine Crusade, and the Reagan Legacy is a truly interdisciplinary work that will attract readers across the humanities and social sciences in addition to students, scholars, journalists, and policy makers interested in the media and drug-related issues.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Politics And Popular Culture

Author : John Street
ISBN : 1566396034
Genre : Social Science
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In Politics and Popular Culture, John Street explores the debate about the political character of popular culture between those who see it as a form of manipulation and those who see it as populist self-expression. He argues that such approaches are limited and that we need to alter our perspective on the politics of popular culture. He does this by looking more closely at the ways in which the state organizes the production and consumption of popular culture, and at how political judgments are part of the creation and the pleasures of popular culture. This book will be invaluable for students in cultural studies, mass media studies, sociology and politics.
Category: Social Science

Opinion Polls And The Media

Author : C. Holtz-Bacha
ISBN : 9780230374959
Genre : Social Science
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Opinion Polls and the Media provides the most comprehensive analysis to date on the relationship between the media, opinion polls, and public opinion. Looking at the extent to which the media, through their use of opinion polls, both reflect and shape public opinion, it brings together a team of leading scholars and analyzes theoretical and methodological approaches to the media and their use of opinion polls. The contributors explore how the media use opinion polls in a range of countries across the world, and analyze the effects and uses of opinion polls by the public as well as political actors.
Category: Social Science

Packaging The Presidency

Author : Kathleen Hall Jamieson
ISBN : 9780199762415
Genre : Political Science
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Packaging the Presidency, Third Edition, is now completely updated to offer the only comprehensive study of the history and effects of political advertising in the United States. Noted political critic Kathleen Hall Jamieson traces the development of presidential campaigning from early political songs and slogans through newsprint and radio, and up to the inevitable history of presidential campaigning on television from Eisenhower to Clinton. The book also covers important issues in the debate about political advertising by touching on the development of laws governing political advertising, as well as how such advertising reflects, and at the same time helps to create, the nature of the American political office. Finally, current public concerns about political advertising are addressed as Jamieson raises the topic of ads dealing mainly in images rather than issues, and of political aspirations becoming increasingly only for the rich, who can afford the enormous cost of television advertising.
Category: Political Science

The Handbook Of Election News Coverage Around The World

Author : Jesper Strömbäck
ISBN : 9781135703448
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 90.97 MB
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The Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World focuses on the news coverage of national elections in democracies around the globe. It brings together and compares election news coverage within a single framework, offering a systematic consideration of various factors. Considering the prominence and power of the press in the election process, this volume will offer unique breadth in its global consideration of the topic. The volume will appeal to scholars in political communication, political science, mass media and society, and others studying elections and media coverage around the world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Vitality Of Taiwan

Author : S. Tsang
ISBN : 9781137009906
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.58 MB
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As a country, Taiwan is one of the most vibrant, exciting, colourful and entrepreneurial on earth. The contributors reveal what underpins the vitality of Taiwan, examining the relevance of its democratic politics, civil society and the presence of an existential threat from China, as well as the importance of its international business nexus.
Category: Social Science

Publicity And The Canadian State

Author : Kirsten Kozolanka
ISBN : 9781442669314
Genre : Social Science
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Publicity pervades our political and public culture, but little has been written that critically examines the basis of the modern Canadian “publicity state.” This collection is the first to focus on the central themes in the state’s relationship with publicity practices and the “permanent campaign,” the constant search by politicians and their strategists for popular consent. Central to this political popularity contest are publicity tools borrowed from private enterprise, turning political parties into sound bites and party members into consumers. Publicity and the Canadian State is the first sustained study of the contemporary practices of political communication, focusing holistically on the tools of the publicity state and their ideological underpinnings: advertising, public opinion research, marketing, branding, image consulting, and media and information management, as well as related topics such as election law and finance, privacy, think-tank lobbying, and non-election communication campaigns. Bringing together contemporary Canadian analysis by scholars in a number of fields, this collection will be a welcome new resource for academics, public relations and policy professionals, and government communicators at all levels.
Category: Social Science

Global Communications International Affairs And The Media Since 1945

Author : Philip Taylor
ISBN : 9781134818068
Genre : History
File Size : 88.12 MB
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In Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media since 1945 , Philip M. Taylor traces the increased involvement of the media in issues of peace and especially war from the nineteenth century to the present day. He analyzes the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena since 1945 and how communications interacts with foreign policy in practice rather than in theory. Using studies which include the Gul War and Vietnam, Taylor details the contemporary problems reporting while at the same time providing a comprehensive historical context.
Category: History