Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns

Author: Jarol B. Manheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203833287
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Information and influence campaigns are a particularly cogent example of the broader phenomenon we now term strategic political communication. If we think of political communication as encompassing the creation, distribution, control, use, processing and effects of information as a political resource, then we can characterize strategic political communication as the purposeful management of such information to achieve a stated objective based on the science of individual, organizational, and governmental decision-making. IICs are more or less centralized, highly structured, systematic, and carefully managed efforts to do just that. Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns sets out in comprehensive detail the underlying assumptions, unifying strategy, and panoply of tactics of the IIC, both from the perspective of the protagonist who initiates the action and from that of the target who must defend against it. Jarol Manheim’s forward-looking, broad, and systematic analysis is a must-have resource for scholars and students of political and strategic communication, as well as practitioners in both the public and private sectors.

Obsession der Gegenwart

Author: Alexander C.T. Geppert
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647364258
Format: PDF
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Zeit ist eine Obsession der Gegenwart, für deren Vorgeschichte sich die Geschichtswissenschaft erst in jüngster Zeit zu interessieren beginnt. Die neun Beiträge dieses Sonderheftes kombinieren zwei komplementäre Perspektiven zur Historisierung der Zeit des 20. Jahrhunderts: Einmal untersuchen sie anhand historischer Fallstudien aus Deutschland, England, Spanien und Japan das konzeptionelle Nachdenken über Funktion, Rolle und Bedeutung von Zeit in einer Ära neuen Zeitwissens, massiver Zeitbrüche und einander schnell ablösender Zeitregime. Zum anderen analysieren sie Genese und Wandel von Zeitwissen, Zeitpraktiken und Zeitordnungen im Kontext politischer und sozialer Machtbeziehungen. Durchgängig betonen die Beiträge die Pluritemporalität des 20. Jahrhunderts, fragen nach den historischen Entstehungsbedingungen der digital generierten Gleichzeitigkeiten unserer Gegenwart und unterziehen populäre Deutungsmuster wie dasjenige einer weltweiten Standardisierung von Zeit oder ihrer unaufhaltsamen Beschleunigung einer kritischen Überprüfung. Das Sonderheft lotet die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Historisierung von ›Zeit‹ im vergangenen Jahrhundert als grundlegender Kategorie historischen Denkens aus und versteht sich als Baustein einer neuen ›Zeit-Geschichte‹.

The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

Author: Karin Gwinn Wilkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118505360
Format: PDF, ePub
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This valuable resource offers a wealth of practical and conceptual guidance to all those engaged in struggles for social justice around the world. It explains in accessible language and painstaking detail how to deploy and to understand the tools of media and communication in advancing the goals of social, cultural, and political change. A stand-out reference on a vital topic of primary international concern, with a rising profile in communications and media research programs Multinational editorial team and global contributors Covers the history of the field as well as integrating and reconceptualising its diverse perspectives and approaches Provides a fully formed framework of understanding and identifies likely future developments Features a wealth of insights into the critical role of digital media in development communication and social change

Introduction to Political Sociology

Author: Anthony M. Orum
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195371154
Format: PDF, Docs
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The substantially revised and updated new fifth edition of this comprehensive text shows the broad social bases of politics and identifies how politics and actions by government can influence the fate of nations and their citizens. The text provides insight into recent political sociological theories and helps students make sense of the many major social and political changes taking place in the world. With a focus on the economy and politics, states and societies, civil society and politics, basic forms of political rule, power and equality in modern America, political parties, and citizen participation, this text is the perfect foundation for undergraduate courses in political sociology.