Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

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Dezember 2005



Using a comparative approach, this book examines how political communication and the mass media have played an important role in the consolidation of democratic institutions. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, the authors evaluate the assumptions as to how different contexts and pathways to democracy may alter the role of the media and the way in which they are employed by political actors.
Each Cast study explores:
- How each of the participants in political communication adapts to the new political environment
- How conflicting norms and interests shape the political discourse in new democracies
- The way in which the audience interprets and is vulnerable to political messages
- The role of the Internet
This book will be of interest to those studying and researching democracy, comparative politics, political communication, journalism, media and the internet.


1 Katrin Voltmer The mass media and the dynamics of political communication in Processes of democratization - an introduction Part I: The mass media and journalistic practice - normative dilemmas, professionalization and political instrumentalization 2 Carlos Barrera and Ricardo Zugasti The role of the press in times of transition: the building of the Spanish democracy (1975 - 78) 3 Hedwig de Smaele 'In the name of democracy': the paradox of democracy and press freedom in post-communist Russia 4 Herman Wasserman and Arnold S. de Beer Conflicts of interest? Debating the media's role in post-apartheid South Africa 5 Silvio Waisbord In journalism we trust? Credibility and fragmented journalism in Latin America 6 Natalya Krasnoboka and Kees Brants Old and new media, old and new politics? On- and offline reporting in The 2002 Ukrainian election campaign Part II: Political parties, governments and elections: communication strategies and the mediatization of politics 7 Roberto Espindola Electoral campaigning in Latin America's new democracies: the Southern Cone 8 Gary Rawnsley Democratization and election campaigning in Taiwan: professionalizing the professionals 9 Sarah Oates Where's the party? Television and election campaigns in Russia 10 Ming-Ying Lee The Internet in politics: democracy in e-government in Taiwan Part III: Audience responses to political messages: interpretations and effects 11 Ellen Mickiewicz Does 'trust' mean attention, comprehension and acceptance? Paradoxes of Russian viewers' news processing 12 Stephen White and Ian McAllister Politics and the media in post-communist Russia 13 Katrin Voltmer and Rudiger Schmitt-Beck New democracies without citizens? Mass media and democratic orientations - a four country comparison 14 Katrin Voltmer Political Communication between democratization and the trajectories of the past.


Katrin Voltmer is Senior Lecturer of Political Communication at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, UK.


'The authors of each of the books sections provide a wealth of interesting cases, the writings in this volume draw a gripping picture of the media's changing role within it, from an instrument of autocratic power to an independent voice.' - Political Studies Review
EAN: 9780415337793
ISBN: 0415337798
Untertitel: 'Routledge/ECPR Studies in Euro'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 262 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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