Communication: Political Communication

  • A Crisis of Civility?: Political Discourse and its Discontents book cover

    A Crisis of Civility?

    Political Discourse and its Discontents

    Edited by Robert G. Boatright, Timothy J. Shaffer, Sarah Sobieraj, Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

    Political discourse in the United States is particularly toxic at this moment in history. This phenomenon is not restricted to elites: In fact, it infused and inflamed the general populace during the 2016 elections. Reasoned public discourse has suffered at the hands of rising polarization and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Affect, Emotion, and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Communication book cover

    Affect, Emotion, and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Communication

    Edited by Lei Zhang, Carlton Clark

    This volume examines the interplay between affect theory and rhetorical persuasion in mass communication. The essays collected here draw connections between affect theory, rhetorical studies, mass communication theory, cultural studies, political science, sociology, and a host of other disciplines.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-13 
    Routledge

  • Digitizing Democracy book cover

    Digitizing Democracy

    Edited by Aljosha Karim Schapals, Axel Bruns, Brian McNair

    What are the key challenges facing our increasingly digitized democracy, and how might we as citizens contribute to resolving them? This book explores these questions, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that combines work from media studies, journalism studies and political science scholars and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics

  • Gender in the 2016 US Presidential Election book cover

    Gender in the 2016 US Presidential Election

    By Dustin Harp

    Gender in the 2016 US Presidential Election examines 2015 and 2016 from a feminist critical cultural perspective to better understand how the intersection of gender and politics was contested and lived during the presidential election.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Refugee News, Refugee Politics: Journalism, Public Opinion and Policymaking in Europe book cover

    Refugee News, Refugee Politics

    Journalism, Public Opinion and Policymaking in Europe

    Edited by Giovanna Dell’Orto, Irmgard Wetzstein

    The unprecedented arrival of more than a million refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants – plus the political, public and policy reactions to it – is redefining Europe. The repercussions will last for generations on such central issues as security, national identity, human rights and the very…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Metaphor and Persuasion in Strategic Communication: Sustainable Perspectives book cover

    Metaphor and Persuasion in Strategic Communication

    Sustainable Perspectives

    By Federica Ferrari

    This groundbreaking work adopts an alternative metaphor-based approach to challenge, unpack, and redefine our understanding of persuasion and strategic communication and the extents to which they shape political discourse. The book’s theoretical and methodological grounding in metaphor allows for…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason book cover

    Why We Argue (And How We Should)

    A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason, 2nd Edition

    By Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse

    Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in the Age of Unreason presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate. The authors develop a view according to which proper…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Political Communication: Microanalysis of Verbal and Non-Verbal Behavior book cover

    The Psychology of Political Communication

    Microanalysis of Verbal and Non-Verbal Behavior

    By Peter Bull

    Contemporary politics is mediated politics, and politicians must be constantly communicating. What matters is not just what is said but how it is said: demeanour, tone of voice, facial expression and body movement may all affect voters’ perceptions of their political representatives.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Overcoming Social Division: Conflict Resolution in Times of Polarization and Democratic Disconnection book cover

    Overcoming Social Division

    Conflict Resolution in Times of Polarization and Democratic Disconnection

    By Anatol Valerian Itten

    Locked in our worldview communities and polarized through increasingly radical campaigning, we are anxious of today’s great uncertainty and our politicians have little incentive to reach across party lines. The problem of social division is real. The Brexit vote led to the highest spike in hate…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge

  • News Across Media: Production, Distribution and Consumption book cover

    News Across Media

    Production, Distribution and Consumption

    Edited by Jakob Linaa Jensen, Mette Mortensen, Jacob Ørmen

    News production, distribution and consumption are in rapidly changing due to the rise of new media. This book examines how these processes become more and more interrelated through logics of dissemination, sharing and co-production. These changes have the potential to affect the criteria of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism book cover

    The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism

    Edited by Nathan Farrell

    This edited collection brings together a range of research focusing on the political economy of celebrity activism. It seeks to advance current understandings of the complex relationships between celebrity activists, traditional political figures, non-profit organisations, the corporate sector,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Populist Political Communication in Europe book cover

    Populist Political Communication in Europe

    Edited by Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann, Jesper Stromback, Claes De Vreese

    In an increasing number of countries around the world, populist leaders, political parties and movements have gained prominence and influence, either by electoral successes on their own or by influencing other political parties and the national political discourse. While it is widely acknowledged…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge

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