Political Communication Products

  • Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    In twenty-first century Japan there are numerous instances of media harassment, intimidation, censorship and self-censorship that undermine the freedom of the press and influence how the news is reported. Since Abe returned to power in 2012, the recrudescence of nationalism under his leadership has…

    Paperback – 2016-12-26 
    Routledge

  • Matrix Activism

    Global Practices of Resistance

    By Michela Ardizzoni

    The intersection of virtual and physical spaces at the heart of contemporary political protests is a pivotal element in new practices of activism. In this new and global ecology of dissent and activism, different forces, stakeholders, and spaces, once defiantly discordant, come together to define…

    Hardback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Journalism, Democracy and Civil Society in India

    Edited by Shakuntala Rao, Vipul Mudgal

    Since independence in 1947 India has remained a stable and functioning democracy in the face of enormous challenges. Amid a variety of interlinking contraries and a burgeoning media – one of the largest in the world – there has been a serious dearth of scholarship on the role of journalists and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Journalism Studies

  • Socialbots

    Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality

    Edited by Robert Gehl, Maria Bakardjieva

    Many users of the Internet are aware of bots: automated programs that work behind the scenes to come up with search suggestions, check the weather, filter emails, or clean up Wikipedia entries. More recently, a new software robot has been making its presence felt in social media sites such as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Journalistic Role Performance

    Concepts, Contexts, and Methods

    Edited by Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller, Wolfgang Donsbach

    This volume lays out the theoretical and methodological framework to introduce the concept of journalistic role performance, defined as the outcome of concrete newsroom decisions and the style of news reporting when considering different constraints that influence the news product. By connecting…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

    Edited by Naren Chitty, Li Ji, Gary D. Rawnsley, Craig Hayden

    The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Migrants, Minorities, and the Media

    Information, representations, and participation in the public sphere

    Edited by Erik Bleich, Irene Bloemraad, Els de Graauw

    The media inform the public, help political and social actors communicate with each other, influence perceptions of pressing issues, depict topics and people in particular ways, and may shape political views and participation. Given these critical functions that the media play in society, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Framing War

    Public Opinion and Decision-Making in Comparative Perspective

    By Francesco Olmastroni

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Disability Rights Advocacy Online

    Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity

    By Filippo Trevisan

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Political Communication in Real Time

    Theoretical and Applied Research Approaches

    Edited by Dan Schill, Rita Kirk, Amy E. Jasperson

    Much has been made of the speed and constancy of modern politics. Whether watching cable news, retweeting political posts, or receiving news alerts on our phones, political communication now happens continuously and in real time. Traditional research methods often do not capture this dynamic…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • What's Become of Australian Cultural Studies?

    The Legacies of Graeme Turner

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Anna Cristina Pertierra, Mark Andrejevic, Melissa Gregg

    Cultural studies face a complicated yet rich future, proving both flexible and resilient in many countries. Against this backdrop, this book offers a fresh perspective on the state of the field of cultural studies, via an evaluation of the work of one of its key thinkers – Graeme Turner – and the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge

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