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By Frank Esser

Aimed toward offering a accomplished realizing of comparative political conversation, this quantity analyzes the media structures of Europe and the United States. It considers even if election campaigns worldwide became "Americanized," how overseas information newshounds comprehend their jobs and bring varied different types of tv information courses, and the way governmental media kinfolk and information administration efforts evolve in numerous political platforms. The booklet analyzes transnational similarities and dissimilarities within the context in their strength results on society and democracy.

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49–66. , and Stephen Coleman. 2001. Realising Democracy Online. A Civic Commons in Cyberspace. London: Citizens Online/Institute for Public Policy Research. , and Michael Gurevitch. 1975. Towards a Comparative Framework for Political Communication Research. In Steven H. Chaffee, ed. Political Communication. Issues and Strategies for Research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, pp. 165–93. 1995. The Crisis of Public Communication. London: Routledge. , Jack M. McLeod, and Karl Erik Rosengren, eds. 1992. Comparatively Speaking.

This may have been especially important in Southern Europe where newspaper circulation is limited. On the other hand, many have argued that the commercialization of media – which we will take up in detail in the following text – creates a powerful countertrend, pushing political content out of the media. 2 It may be that the flow of political information did increase up to a point – perhaps in the 1980s – and since has diminished; it may also be that the downward tendency is just beginning. A strong emphasis on public affairs content was clearly one of the distinctive characteristics of European public service broadcasting.

77–102. K¨uchler, Manfred. 2000. Mehr Demokratie oder mehr Manipulation? Neue Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien und politische Willensbildung. xml CY425/Esser 0521828317 May 22, 2004 10:19 Barbara Pfetsch and Frank Esser In Oskar Niedermayer, and Bettina Westle, eds. Demokratie und Partizipation. Wiesbaden, Germany: Westdeutscher Verlag. Negrine, Ralph, and Stylianos Papathanassopoulos. 1996. The “Americanization” of Political Communication. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 1 (2): 45–62.

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