John Wiley & Sons Platforms, Power, and Politics Cover Political communication has fundamentally transformed as digital technologies have become increasing.. Product #: 978-1-5095-5357-0 Regular price: $63.46 $63.46 In Stock

Platforms, Power, and Politics

An Introduction to Political Communication in the Digital Age

Klinger, Ulrike / Kreiss, Daniel / Mutsvairo, Bruce

Cover

1. Edition October 2023
288 Pages, Hardcover
General Reading

ISBN: 978-1-5095-5357-0
John Wiley & Sons

Short Description

Political communication has fundamentally transformed as digital technologies have become increasingly important in everyday life. Technology platforms have become powerful political instruments for world leaders, campaigns, social movements, journalists, and non-governmental organizations. Moreover, they are essential to how people communicate about politics, encounter and share political information, and take action to pursue their political goals.

This is the first textbook to center digital platforms in understanding political communication. With global examples beyond the context of Western democracies, the text reveals how digital technologies such as social media and search engines are increasingly shaping political communication in countries around the world. It shows how the core processes of political communication are being reshaped by platforms, from how elections are contested to how issues make it onto policymaking agendas. Topics covered include public opinion, journalism, strategic communication, political parties, social movements, governance, disinformation, propaganda, populism, race, ethnicity, and democratic backsliding.

Full of lively examples and pedagogical features, Platforms, Power, and Politics offers an exciting and innovative new approach to political communication. It is essential reading for students of political communication and an important resource for scholars, journalists, and policymakers.

Buy now

Price: 67,90 €

Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping

Further versions

Softcoverepubmobi

Political communication has fundamentally transformed as digital technologies have become increasingly important in everyday life. Technology platforms have become powerful political instruments for world leaders, campaigns, social movements, journalists, and non-governmental organizations. Moreover, they are essential to how people communicate about politics, encounter and share political information, and take action to pursue their political goals.

This is the first textbook to center digital platforms in understanding political communication. With global examples beyond the context of Western democracies, the text reveals how digital technologies such as social media and search engines are increasingly shaping political communication in countries around the world. It shows how the core processes of political communication are being reshaped by platforms, from how elections are contested to how issues make it onto policymaking agendas. Topics covered include public opinion, journalism, strategic communication, political parties, social movements, governance, disinformation, propaganda, populism, race, ethnicity, and democratic backsliding.

Full of lively examples and pedagogical features, Platforms, Power, and Politics offers an exciting and innovative new approach to political communication. It is essential reading for students of political communication and an important resource for scholars, journalists, and policymakers.

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction: Political Communication in the Platform Era

Chapter 2: Definitions and Variations of Political Communication

Chapter 3: Platforms and their Power

Chapter 4: Platforms, Public Spheres, and Public Opinion

Chapter 5: Platforms and Journalism

Chapter 6: Platforms and Strategic Political Communication

Chapter 7: Platforms, Campaigns and Campaigning

Chapter 8: Platforms and Movements

Chapter 9: Platform Governance

Chapter 10: Platforms, Misinformation, Disinformation, and Propaganda

Chapter 11: Platforms and Populism, Radicalism, and Extremism

Chapter 12: Platforms, Politics, and Entertainment

Chapter 13: Conclusion: Platforms and the Future of Political Communication

Revision: Chapter Objectives Revisited

References

Index
"This pathbreaking text brings the field of political communication fully into the digital age. This much needed update of the field explains how hybrid media systems impact participation, politics, and power in society. Readers and instructors will appreciate the clear writing, helpful organization, and diverse examples."
W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington

"A comprehensive primer for students who want to learn more about the power mechanisms involved in digital media. A must-read for everyone who is interested in the relations between global policy, social media activism, and platform power."
José van Dijck, Utrecht University
Ulrike Klinger is Professor of Political Theory and Digital Democracy at the European University Viadrina.

Daniel Kreiss is the Edgar Thomas Cato Distinguished Professor in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bruce Mutsvairo is Professor and Chair of Media, Politics and the Global South at Utrecht University.

U. Klinger, European University Viadrina, Germany; D. Kreiss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC; B. Mutsvairo, Utrecht University, Netherlands