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Political Communication: Course Outline

To provide a detailed understanding and critical interrogation of the theoretical literature on political communication.

Course Contents

  • Theories of democracy and the media.
  • Modern political persuasion, spin and international propaganda; international political marketing and advertising.
  • The Westernization  of political communication.
  • Personalization of politics; different traditions of public diplomacy and cultural diplomacy.
  • Media’s role in conflict and peace processes; the growth of e-government and the expansion of potentially interactive media.
  • Packaging politics, celebrity politics, media and power. 

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