Political Communication Products

  • Writing in Political Science

    A Practical Guide, 5th Edition

    By Diane E. Schmidt

    A complete resource for social science writing, Diane Schmidt’s latest edition of Writing in Political Science provides students with state of the art tools for writing and arguing about political events, ideas, policies, passions, and agendas. It offers additional formats and guidelines focusing…

    Paperback – 2018-09-15 

  • 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 Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • The Spectacle of Critique

    From Philosophy to Cacophony

    By Tom Boland

    Far from being the preserve of a few elite thinkers, critique increasingly dominates public life in modernity, leading to a cacophony of accusation and denunciation around all political issues. The technique of unmasking ‘power’ or ‘hegemony’ or ‘ideology’ has now been adopted across the political…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Presidents and the Media

    The Communicator in Chief

    By Stephen E. Frantzich

    Is Donald Trump’s "War on the Media" new news, fake news, or business as usual? Presidents have always "used" the media and felt abused by it. Tried and true vehicles such as press conferences, routine speeches and the State of the Union address have served presidents’ interests and received…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 
    Media and Power

  • Digital War

    A Critical Introduction

    By William Merrin

     Digital War offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of digital technologies upon the military, the media, the global public and on the concept of ‘warfare’ itself. This introductory textbook explores the range of uses of digital technology in contemporary warfare and conflict. The book…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06 

  • 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 

  • African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics

    The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance

    By Assata Zerai

    Mobile phones/ICT are shown to be linked to neoliberal understandings of more democratic governance structures, defined by the World Bank governance indicators as: the rule of law, corruption-control, regulation quality, government effectiveness, political stability/ no violence and voice and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa

  • The Greek Crisis in the Media

    Stereotyping in the International Press, 2nd Edition

    By George Tzogopoulos, George Tzogopoulos

    This fully revised and updated second edition offers a holistic interpretation of the Greek crisis and how it has been reported around the world. Expanding on the original content it provides new analysis of international media coverage of the rise of Golden Dawn, the coming to power of Syriza and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-28 

  • Data Politics

    Worlds, Subjects, Rights

    Edited by Didier Bigo, Engin F. Isin, Evelyn Ruppert

    Data has become a major object of struggle over meanings, production, uses, and abuses giving rise to political and intellectual questions about the ways in which it is vested with certain powers, influence, and rationalities. Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights explores the ways in which data…

    Paperback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology

  • Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia

    Television, Cinema and the State

    By Mariëlle Wijermars

    This book examines the societal dynamics of memory politics in Russia. Since Vladimir Putin became president, the Russian central government has increasingly actively employed cultural memory to claim political legitimacy and discredit all forms of political opposition. The rhetorical use of the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09 
    Studies in Contemporary Russia

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