Political Communication in Postmodern Democracy

Challenging the Primacy of Politics

  • Kees Brants
  • Katrin Voltmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Mediatization and De-centralization of Political Communication

  3. New Approaches to Political Communication

  4. Mediatization: The Changing Power Game between Politics and the Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Claes H. de Vreese, Matthijs Elenbaas
      Pages 75-91
    3. Rens Vliegenthart, Hajo G. Boomgaarden, Jelle W. Boumans
      Pages 92-110
    4. Judith Stamper, Kees Brants
      Pages 111-125
    5. Liesbet van Zoonen, Stephen Coleman, Anke Kuik
      Pages 146-163
  5. De-Centralization: New Forms of Citizenship and Political Communication

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-284

About this book


This edited collection examines the changing faces of political communication in contemporary democracy. Based on comparative investigations of recent trends in the Netherlands and Great Britain, the essays provide fresh insights and new empirical evidence into the public representation of media-centred politics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kees Brants
    • 1
  • Katrin Voltmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of LeedsEngland

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