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Political Incivility in the Parliamentary, Electoral and Media Arena
Crossing Boundaries

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ISBN 9780367697464
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited volume affords conceptual and analytical convergence in the study of political incivility by bringing together theoretical and empirical work of scholars from various (sub)disciplines studying political incivility within European countries and the USA.

It addresses the needs and challenges of comparative research, adding to a more generic theory on political incivility. Recent years have witnessed growing attention to issues of political incivility in the parliamentary, electoral and media arenas, with rudeness, hostility and vulgarity being highly prevalent in interactions between politicians, journalists and citizens. This book analyses what constitutes this political incivility, its occurrence, causes and effects in these various arenas, using several country-specific contexts, and presenting a cohesive edifice of knowledge on political incivility.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of parliamentary studies, political behaviour, political communication and political psychology, as well as more broadly to political science, communication science, media studies, psychology, sociology and to (non-) governmental institutions and those that are concerned about the quality of democracy or public debate.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Study of Political Incivility and its Challenges  Part 1: Political Incivility: Concept and Measurement  1. Civility Through the Comparative Lens: Challenges and Achievements  2. Words That Hurt Democracy: The Sticks and Stones of Anti-Democratic Discourse in Hungary and Germany  3. Measuring Incivility in Parliamentary Debates: Validating a Sentiment Analysis Procedure with Calls to Order in the Austrian Parliament  Part 2: Political Incivility in the Parliamentary Arena  4. Legislative Conflict: Are Ideologues More Uncivil?  5. Contested Democracy and the Rise of Archaic Derogatory Language in the Polish Parliament  Part 3: Political Incivility in the Electoral Arena  6. How the Emotion of Contempt can Help Explain Political Effects of Incivility  7. Voters’ Emotional Responses to Negative Campaign Messages  8. A Whole New Ball Game or Not? A Comparative Analysis on the Content of the Print Media News and Tweets Circling the November 2015 Turkish Election  9. The 2016 EU Referendum Campaign on Social Media: Uncivil MPs and Campaign Groups?  Part 4: Political Incivility in the Media Arena  10. Interactional Forms of Political Negativism in the Broadcast Political Interviews of the Campaign for the Italian Political Election of 2013  11. Will Fouls in Politics be Punished? An Experiment on the Effect of Incivility on the Support for the Sender and for the Political System  12. Rude by Nature? Political Cartoons and Political Incivility.  Conclusion: The Study of Political Incivility and How to Move Forward

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Annemarie S. Walter is Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK.