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Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society


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International communication encompasses everything from one-to-one cross-cultural interactions to the global reach of the internet. The Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society celebrates – and embraces – this depth and breadth. To completely understand communication, it must be studied in concert with many factors, since, most often, it is the foundational principle on which other subjects rest. This series provides a publishing space for scholarship in the expansive, yet intersecting, categories of communication and information processes and other disciplines.

Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society would like to publish work that educates readers about the complexities of international communication. We are especially interested in three areas: 1) research that focuses on empirical support for theoretical and conceptual development in communication and information processes, 2) research that is historically grounded and temporally expansive, and 3) research that is comparative and explores the world in both geopolitical and non-geopolitical categories. We welcome individual and co-authored manuscripts, as well as edited volumes.

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Infrastructure Communication in International Relations

Infrastructure Communication in International Relations

1st Edition

By Carolijn van Noort
November 09, 2020

This book demonstrates how infrastructure projects and the communications thereof are strategized by rising powers to envision progress, to enhance the actor’s international identity, and to substantiate and leverage the actor’s vision of international order. While the physical aspects of ...

Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy Mapping the Politics of Falsehood

Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood

1st Edition

By Johan Farkas, Jannick Schou
September 10, 2019

Western societies are under siege, as fake news, post-truth and alternative facts are undermining the very core of democracy. This dystopian narrative is currently circulated by intellectuals, journalists and policy makers worldwide. In this book, Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou deliver a ...

The Media and the Public Sphere A Deliberative Model of Democracy

The Media and the Public Sphere: A Deliberative Model of Democracy

1st Edition

By Thomas Häussler
July 16, 2019

At the heart of modern democracy lies the public sphere, which is most centrally shaped by those actors that integrate it discursively: the mass media. The media draw together the different strands of political debates; they grant access to some actors and arguments while excluding others and thus ...

The Politics of Data Transfer Transatlantic Conflict and Cooperation over Data Privacy

The Politics of Data Transfer: Transatlantic Conflict and Cooperation over Data Privacy

1st Edition

By Yuko Suda
July 12, 2019

In this book, Yuko Suda examines the Safe Harbor debate, the passenger name record (PNR) dispute, and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transactions (SWIFT) affair to understand the transfer of personal data from the European Union (EU) to the United States. She argues that the Safe ...

Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy Chinese, Russian, and Arabic Media Narratives of the US Presidential Election

Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy: Chinese, Russian, and Arabic Media Narratives of the US Presidential Election

1st Edition

By Robert S. Hinck, Skye C. Cooley, Randolph Kluver
June 28, 2019

In order to better understand how the world viewed the US 2016 presidential election, the issues that mattered around the world, and how nations made sense of how their media systems constructed presentations of the presidential election, Robert S. Hinck, Skye C. Cooley, and Randolph Kluver examine...

Media Relations of the Anti-War Movement The Battle for Hearts and Minds

Media Relations of the Anti-War Movement: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

1st Edition

By Ian Taylor
August 14, 2018

In this book, Ian Taylor examines how a social movement, the anti-Iraq War movement in the UK, engaged with the media as a part of their campaigning against the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Moving beyond content analysis to draw upon interviews with locally based journalists and activists, ...

Disability Rights Advocacy Online Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity

Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity

1st Edition

By Filippo Trevisan
July 27, 2018

Disability rights advocates in the United Kingdom and the United States recently embraced new media technologies in unexpected and innovative ways. This book sheds light on this process of renewal and asks whether the digitalisation of disability rights advocacy can help re-configure political ...

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

1st Edition

By Jan A.G.M. van Dijk, Kenneth L. Hacker
June 11, 2018

A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community...

Beyond the Internet Unplugging the Protest Movement Wave

Beyond the Internet: Unplugging the Protest Movement Wave

1st Edition

Edited By Rita Figueiras, Paula do Espírito Santo
November 28, 2017

The western economic and financial crisis began with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and led the European Union countries into recession. After this, governments started to implement austerity measures, such as cuts in public spending, including public subsidies and jobs, and rising prices....

Television News and Human Rights in the US & UK The Violations Will Not Be Televised

Television News and Human Rights in the US & UK: The Violations Will Not Be Televised

1st Edition

By Shawna M. Brandle
November 28, 2017

Does the CNN Effect exist? Political communications scholars have debated the influence of television news coverage on international affairs since television news began, especially in relation to the coverage of massive human rights violations. These debates have only intensified in the last 20 ...

Political Communication and Leadership Mimetisation, Hugo Chavez and the Construction of Power and Identity

Political Communication and Leadership: Mimetisation, Hugo Chavez and the Construction of Power and Identity

1st Edition

By Elena Block
October 23, 2017

The long-lasting hegemonic rule of President Hugo Chávez not only involved significant rearrangements in the control of political power in Venezuela but also shifts in the way its citizens constructed, connected and interacted with politics. In this book, Elena Block explores the political ...

Framing War Public Opinion and Decision-Making in Comparative Perspective

Framing War: Public Opinion and Decision-Making in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Francesco Olmastroni
November 16, 2016

Most research on framing has focused on media and elite frames: the ways that the mass media and politicians present information about issues and events to the public. Until now, the process by which citizens’ opinions may affect the initial frame-building process has been largely ignored. The ...

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