Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412953995
  • ISBN-13: 9781412953993
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 858 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released February 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Political Communication is designed for libraries, undergraduates, and members of the public with an interest in political affairs. Media and political professionals, as well as government officials, lobbyists, and participants in independent political organizations, will find these volumes useful in developing a better understanding of how the media and communication function in political settings.

The Encyclopedia discusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations. With nearly 600 entries, this resource pays considerable attention to important political messages such as political speeches, televised political advertising, political posters and print advertising, televised political debates, and internet sites. The audiences for political communications are also central, necessitating concentration on citizen reactions to political messages.

Key features:

  • Encompasses several channels of political communication
  • Provides news media coverage and journalistic analysis of politics, political issues, political figures, and political institutions
  • Concentrates on the field of political communication since the middle of the 20th century
  • Emphasizes political communication from the point of view of the United States, but there is substantial and important research and scholarship on political communication in international contexts
  • Considers the role of communication in governing, incorporating communication activities that influence the operation of executive, legislative, and judicial bodies, political parties, interest groups, political action committees, and other participants in political processes

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
1: AARP.
2: Abdullah II (1962–).
3: Abortion.
4: Adenauer, Konrad (1876–1967).
5: Advocacy Advertising.
6: Ad Watch.
7: Affirmative Action.
8: Agenda Melding.
9: Agenda Setting.
10: Aging and Politics.
11: Agnew, Spiro (1918–1996).
12: Ailes, Roger (1940–).
13: Al-Asad, Hafiz (1930–2000).
14: Alfonsín, Raúl (1927–).
15: Al Jazeera Television.
16: Allende, Salvador (1908–1973).
17: All the President's Men.
18: Al-Sadat, Anwar (1918–1981).
19: Alternative Media in Politics.
20: American Association of Political Consultants.
21: Americanization.
22: American-Style Campaigning.
23: American Voter, The.
24: Apathy, Voter.
25: Apologia.
26: Arafat, Yasser (1929–2004).
27: Argentina Democratization Process, Role of the Media.
28: Argumentation, Political.
29: Aristotle (384–322 B.C.).
30: Authoritarianism.
31: Aznar, José María (1953–).
32: Bachelet Jeria, Michelle (1951–).
33: Ballot Initiatives.
34: Banner Ads.
35: Ben Ali, Zine el-Abidine (1936–).
36: Berlusconi, Silvio (1936–).
37: Big-Character Posters, China.
38: Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.
39: Blair, Tony (1953–).
40: Blogs, Blogging.
41: Blumler, Jay G. (1924–).
42: Bormann, Ernest G. (1926–).
43: Bouteflika, Abdelaziz (1937–).
44: Bowling Alone.
45: Brandt, Willy (1913–1992).
46: Brazil, Media and the Political System.
47: Broder, David (1929–).
48: Buchanan, Patrick (1938–).
49: Buckley v. Valeo.
50: Bulgaria, Democratization.
51: Bush, George H. W. (1924–).
52: Bush, George W. (1946–).
53: Bush, Laura (1946–).
54: Bush-Rather Confrontation.
55: Campaign Finance.
56: Campaigns & Elections Magazine.
57: Candidate, The.
58: Candidate-Centered Communication.
59: Candidate Films, Biographical.
60: Candidates and Their Images.
61: Cardoso, Fernando Henrique (1931–).
62: Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.
63: Cartoons, Political.
64: Carville, James (1944–).
65: Castro, Fidel (1926/1927–).
66: Celebrities in Politics.
67: Censorship, Political.
68: Center for the Study of the American Electorate.
69: Chaffee, Steven H. (1935–2001).
70: Chávez, Hugo (1954–).
71: Checkers Speech.
72: China, Media and Politics in.
73: Chinese Cultural Revolution.
74: Chirac, Jacques (1932–).
75: Chisholm, Shirley (1924–2005).
76: Churchill, Sir Winston (1874–1965).
77: Çiller, Tansu (1946–).
78: Citizen Journalism.
79: Citizen Kane.
80: Civil Rights Movement.
81: Clinton, Hillary Rodham (1947–).
82: Clinton, William Jefferson (1946–).
83: CNN (Cable News Network).
84: Coburg-Gotha, Simeon Saxe (1937–).
85: Collor de Mello, Fernando (1949–).
86: Commander in Chief.
87: Commentary, Political.
88: Commission on Presidential Debates.
89: Communications Act of 1934.
90: Communism.
91: Comparing Media Systems.
92: Congress and the Media.
93: Connally, John (1917–1993).
94: Conservative, Conservatism.
95: Conservative Party, Britain.
96: Constructivism.
97: Consultants, Political.
98: Conventions, Political.
99: Council of Europe, Media Policy.
100: Creating Reality.
101: Critical Theory.
102: Cronkite, Walter (1916–).
103: Crosstalk.
104: C-SPAN Network.
105: Cultivation Theory.
106: Cultural Imperialism.
107: Cultural Studies.
108: Cybernationalism.
109: Daily Show, The.
110: Daisy Girl Ad.
111: Dealignment.
112: Dean, Howard (1948–).
113: Debates.
114: DebateWatch.
115: Deciding What's News.
116: de Gaulle, Charles (1890–1970).
117: Deliberation.
118: Demirel, Süleyman (1924–).
119: Democracy Theories.
120: Democratic National Committee.
121: Democratic Party.
122: Democratization, Role of the Media in.
123: Demography.
124: Deng Xiaoping (1904–1997).
125: Denton, Robert E., Jr. (1953–).
126: Dependency Theory, Media.
127: Diffusion of Innovations.
128: Digital Divide.
129: Direct Action Protest, Australia.
130: Direct Democracy.
131: Direct Mail.
132: Dole, Elizabeth (1936–).
133: Dole, Robert (1923–).
134: Donsbach, Wolfgang (1949–).
135: Dramatistic Approaches to Political Communication.
136: Dukakis, Michael (1933–).
137: Ecevit, Bülent (1925–2006).
138: Edelman, Murray (1919–2001).
139: Editorials.
140: Effects of Mass Communication, The.
141: E-Government.
142: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890–1969).
143: Electoral Systems.
144: E-Mail, Political Uses.
145: Embedded Journalists.
146: Entman, Robert (1949–).
147: Equal Time Provision.
148: Erdoğan, Recep Tayyip (1954–).
149: Eurobarometer.
150: European Association of Political Consultants.
151: European Commission.
152: European Convention on Human Rights.
153: European Court of Justice.
154: European Parliament.
155: European Parliamentary Elections.
156: European Union.
157: European Union, Media Policy.
158: E-Voting.
159: Fairness Doctrine.
160: Falklands-Malvinas War.
161: Fantasy Theme Analysis.
162: Fear Appeals, Use in Politics.
163: Federal Election Campaign Act.
164: Federal Trade Commission.
165: Feminine Style in Communication.
166: Feminist Movement.
167: Ferraro, Geraldine (1935–).
168: Film and Politics.
169: Fireside Chats.
170: First Amendment.
171: First Ladies, Political Communication of.
172: Fleischer, Ari (1960–).
173: Focus Groups.
174: Ford, Betty (1918–).
175: Ford, Gerald (1913–2006).
176: Four Theories of the Press.
177: Fourth Estate, Media as.
178: Fox, Vicente (1942–).
179: Fox News.
180: Framing.
181: Franken, Al (1951–).
182: Free Airtime.
183: Freedom Forum Media Studies Center.
184: Freedom of Information.
185: Gandhi, Indira (1917–1984).
186: Gender and Politics.
187: Gerbner, George (1919–2005).
188: German Unification, Role of the Media.