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Palgrave Macmillan

Mass Media, Politics and Democracy

Second Edition

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781403947321
Publication Date January 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes coverage of the mediatization of politics; of E-politics and governance; of the impact of 'reality TV'; and of issues raised by the reporting of war in Iraq.

JOHN STREET is Professor of Politics, University of East Anglia, UK.

Introduction: The Transformation of Politics?
PART I: REPRESENTING POLITICS
Political Bias
Telling Tales: The Reporting of Politics
It's Just for Fun? Politics and Entertainment
Media Effects
PART II: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MASS MEDIA
State Control and State Propaganda
Conglomerate Control: Media Moguls and Media Power
Watchdogs or Lapdogs? The Politics of Journalism
Dreamworlds: Globalization and the Webs of Power
PART III: MASS MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
Transforming Political Communication? The Rise of Political Marketing and Celebrity Politics
New Media, New Politics?
Power and Mass Media
A Free Press: Democracy and Mass Media
Conclusion

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Praise for the first edition: 'Stylish, readable and packed with telling examples from around the world, Mass Media, Politics and Democracy is wide-ranging in its coverage of different media and genres. In a world obscured by spin, soundbites and multivarious political conflict, John Street is an illuminating - and often entertaining - guide.' - Professor Douglas Kellner, UCLA
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