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  • The First German Theatre

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 

  • The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

    Edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders Olof Larsson, Christian Christensen

    Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge…

    Hardback – 2016-01-13 

  • Mediating Human Rights

    Media, Culture and Human Rights Law

    By Lieve Gies

    Drawing on social-legal, cultural and media theory, this book is one of the first to examine the media politics of human rights. It examines how the media construct the story of human rights, investigating what lies behind the apparent media hostility to human rights and what has become of the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 

  • Secrecy and the Media

    The Official History of the United Kingdom's D-Notice System

    By Nicholas John Wilkinson

    Secrecy and the Media is the first book to examine the development of the D-Notice system, which regulates the UK media's publication of British national security secrets.  It is based on official documents, many of which have not previously been available to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Political Communication in the Online World

    Theoretical Approaches and Research Designs

    Edited by Gerhard Vowe, Philipp Henn

    As a consequence of the rapid diffusion of online media, the conditions for political communication, and research concerning it have radically changed. Is empirical communication research capable of consistently describing and explaining the changes in political communication in the online world…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Research in Political Communication

  • Television News and Human Rights in the US & UK

    The Violations Will Not Be Televised

    By Shawna M. Brandle

    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 twenty…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Beyond the Internet

    Unplugging the Protest Movement Wave

    Edited by Rita Figueiras, Paula do Espírito Santo

    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.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • The Power of Information Networks

    New Directions for Agenda Setting

    Edited by Lei Guo, Maxwell McCombs

    The news media have significant influence on the formation of public opinion. Called the agenda-setting role of the media, this influence occurs at three levels. Focusing public attention on a select few issues or other topics at any moment is level one. Emphasizing specific attributes of those…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • New Directions in Public Opinion

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Adam J. Berinsky

    The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology, and even biology to learn how ordinary people come to understand the complicated business of politics. But much of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Framing Environmental Disaster

    Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    By Melissa K. Merry

    The blowout of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent underground oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is considered by many to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.  Interest groups, public officials, and media organizations have spent considerable time documenting the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

  • Linguistic Justice

    Van Parijs and his Critics

    Edited by Helder De Schutter, David Robichaud

    The world contains over 6000 languages and less than 200 states to accommodate them. This creates the important normative question of how to respond politically to linguistic diversity. What is a just language policy? Are language minorities entitled to language protection? Should language rights…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

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