The Formation of Campaign Agendas

Author: Holli A. Semetko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135023492
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This unusual volume seeks to accomplish three related goals: * to assess the extent and limits of media power in election campaigns * to extend the concept of media agenda-setting to include the contributions of powerful news sources in the process of election agenda formation * to evaluate the impact of national system variables (differences in political and media systems) on the balance of party and media forces in the formation of campaign agendas In the process, it searches for ways of measuring the discretionary power of the media in electoral politics, testing this in terms of the relative ability of journalists and politicians to shape election campaign agendas.

The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World

Author: Jesper Strömbäck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135703450
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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.

Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Mediatization of Politics

Author: F. Esser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137275847
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The first book-long analysis of the 'mediatization of politics', this volume aims to understand the transformations of the relationship between media and politics in recent decades, and explores how growing media autonomy, journalistic framing, media populism and new media technologies affect democratic processes.

Comparatively speaking

Author: Jay G. Blumler
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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"The chapters in this volume provide an excellent overview of the diversity of comparative mass communication research being conducted today." --Contemporary Sociology "Obviously, a "review" cannot do justice to the depth of analysis reflected in each of the individual exemplars. What this review can do, however, is to assure potential readers that Comparatively Speaking generates questions that should stimulate discussion among scholars. The editors encourage other explorations of comparative research and, indeed in their final chapter offer directions for future research. Whether the questions raised focus on theory or methods, Comparatively Speaking will no doubt prove useful to scholars with various emphases in communication studies. The editors should be commended for their quest to help generate at body of literature directly connected to comparative research. And, the individual authors should be commended for engaging in research that directly relates to broader societal issues. This text will answer some questions, but more importantly, it will raise questions, which ultimately will stimulate discussion in this most important avenue of research. Overall, this text most certainly provides the groundwork for a generative approach to comparative studies." --Jeanine Congalton, California State University, Fullerton Comparative research challenges preconceptions about the universal applicability of communication theories. By opening our eyes to communication patterns and problems that may go unnoticed if considering only one time or one place, comparative research forces us to define boundaries of application for these theories. With a wider awareness encouraged by this volume, we can explicitly or implicitly construct larger scale theories within which variations in time, space, and culture contribute. Inspired by the 1989 International Communication Association Conference, Comparatively Speaking both demonstrates how comparative research can be done successfully and provides a variety of analytical structures useful for research and teaching. Exemplar chapters span the range of communication research, from nonverbal expectancies to the economics of media industries--across levels of analysis, and over historical and individual-developmental time. Comparatively Speaking presents the benefits, pitfalls, and trade-offs of comparative research with wit and precision. Scholars and professionals from popular culture, sociology, political science, and all branches of communication will be stimulated to analyze varying exemplars against each other using the analytic structures of the editors and of the critics of comparative research.

Broadcasting Finance in Transition

Author: Jay G. Blumler
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195050894
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This study examines the crucial issue of alternatives in commercial and public support of broadcasting in the U.S. and Europe.

Party Policy in Modern Democracies

Author: Kenneth Benoit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134206186
Format: PDF
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A new and wide-ranging empirical overview of party policy in 47 modern democracies, including all of the new democracies of Eastern Europe. It updates and radically extends Policy and Party Competition (1992), which established itself as a key mainstream data source for all political scientists exploring the policy positions of political parties. This essential text is divided into three clear parts: Part I introduces the study, themes and methodology Part II deals in depth with the wide range of issues involved in estimating and analyzing the policy positions of key political actors. Part III is the key data section that identifies key policy dimensions across the 47 countries, detailing their party positions and median legislators, and is complemented by graphical representations of each party system. This book is an invaluable reference for all political scientists, particularly those interested in party policy and comparative politics.