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A virtuous circle : political communications in postindustrial societies

Author: Pippa Norris
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Communication, society, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Is the process of political communication by the news media and by parties responsible for civic malaise? A Virtuous Circle sets out to challenge this conventional wisdom. Based on a comparison of the role of the news media and parties in postindustrial societies, focusing in particular on western Europe and the United States, this study argues that rather than mistakenly 'blaming the messenger', we need to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pippa Norris
ISBN: 0521790158 9780521790154 0521793645 9780521793643
OCLC Number: 43552757
Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The News Media and Civic Malaise --
The News Media and Democracy --
Evaluating Media Performance --
Understanding Political Communications --
Trends in Political Communications --
The Decline of Newspapers? --
The Rise (and Fall?) of the Television Age --
The Emerging Internet Era --
The Evolution of Campaign Communications --
The Rise of the Postmodern Campaign? --
The Impact on Democracy --
Negative News, Negative Public? --
Knows Little? Information and Choice --
Cares Less? Cynical Media, Cynical Public? --
Stays Home? Political Mobilization --
American Exceptionalism? --
A Virtuous Circle?
Series Title: Communication, society, and politics.
Responsibility: Pippa Norris.
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A Virtuous Circle, first published in 2000, examines the role of the news media and parties in 29 postindustrial societies and challenges the idea that the process of political communications by the  Read more...


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'... from here on, someone studying the issue will have to confront A Virtuous Circle. the book deserves a wide audience.' International Journal of Public Opinion Research

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