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  • Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity

    The Case of Bosnia Herzegovina

    By Chiara Milan

    This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity. Using Bosnia Herzegovina, a country in which representation is granted on an ethnic base, as a case study it explores episodes of mobilization which have superseded…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

  • 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

  • Discourse Analysis and Austerity

    Critical Studies from Economics and Linguistics

    Edited by Kate Power, Tanweer Ali, Eva Lebduskova

    In the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, governments around the developed world coordinated policy moves to stimulate economic activity and avert a depression. In subsequent years, however, cuts to public expenditure, or austerity, have become the dominant narrative in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Ideational Approach to Populism

    Concept, Theory, and Analysis

    Edited by Kirk Hawkins, Ryan E. Carlin, Levente Littvay, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser

    Populism is on the rise in Europe and the Americas. Scholars increasingly understand populist forces in terms of their ideas or discourse, one that envisions a cosmic struggle between the will of the common people and a conspiring elite. In this volume, we advance populism scholarship by proposing…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • 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

  • Routledge Handbook of Global Populism

    Edited by Carlos de la Torre

    This volume illustrates the diversity of populism globally. When seeking power, populists politicize issues, and point to problems that need to be addressed such as inequalities, the loss of national sovereignty to globalization, or the rule of unresponsive political elites. Yet their solutions…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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

  • Discourse Before Democracy

    By Richard D. Anderson, Jr.

    In a democracy candidates compete to draw voters to the polls by campaigning with messages composed in a language that the voter finds familiar and even banal. If familiarity encourages voting, could prohibition or restriction of voting result when discourse makes politics seem to be reserved for…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Virtual Democracies

    Social Media and Democratization of the Public Sphere in the Arab World

    By Leila DeVriese

    The Arab Spring raises many important questions about modern mass communication; how has social media changed contentious politics? To what extent have Information and Communication Technologies in general and social media specifically contributed to the democratization of the public sphere? Has…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Routledge

  • News Framing Effects

    By Sophie Lecheler, Claes H. de Vreese

    News Framing Effects is a guide to framing effects theory, one of the most prominent theories in media and communication science. Rooted in both psychology and sociology, framing effects theory describes the ability of news media to influence peoples’ attitudes and behaviours by subtle changes to…

    Paperback – 2018-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Reification and Representation

    Architecture in the Politico-Media-Complex

    By Graham Cairns

    The relationship between politics and the public relations industry is controversial and, at times, polemic. However, one component of this relationship that has yet to be investigated is the role of architecture. Arguing for a fundamental reconfiguration of our understanding of ‘political…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    Routledge

  • 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

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