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A Virtuous Circle : Political Communications in Postindustrial Societies - Pippa Norris

A Virtuous Circle

Political Communications in Postindustrial Societies

Hardcover Published: 16th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521790154
Number Of Pages: 420

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Is the process of political communications by the news media and by parties responsible for civic malaise? A Virtuous Circle sets out to challenge the conventional wisdom that it is. Based on a comparative examination of the role of the news media and parties in postindustrial societies, this study argues that rather than mistakenly "blaming the messenger" we need to understand and confront more deep-rooted flaws in the systems of representative democracy.

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'... from here on, someone studying the issue will have to confront A Virtuous Circle. the book deserves a wide audience.' International Journal of Public Opinion Research

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
The News Media and Civic Malaise
The News Media and Democracyp. 3
Evaluating Media Performancep. 22
Understanding Political Communicationsp. 36
Trends in Political Communications
The Decline of Newspapers?p. 63
The Rise (and Fall?) of the Television Agep. 90
The Emerging Internet Erap. 120
The Evolution of Campaign Communicationsp. 137
The Rise of the Postmodern Campaign?p. 162
The Impact on Democracy
Negative News, Negative Public?p. 183
Knows Little? Information and Choicep. 208
Cares Less? Cynical Media, Cynical Public?p. 233
Stays Home? Political Mobilizationp. 255
American Exceptionalism?p. 279
A Virtuous Circle?p. 309
Technical Appendixp. 321
Notesp. 331
Select Bibliographyp. 369
Author Indexp. 389
Subject Indexp. 392
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ISBN: 9780521790154
ISBN-10: 0521790158
Series: Communication, Society and Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 16th November 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.15  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.64

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