Televised Election Debates

International Perspectives

  • Stephen Coleman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Christopher Adasiewicz
    Pages 25-42
  3. Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Tamar Liebes
    Pages 66-91
  4. Richard Holme
    Pages 92-103
  5. Austin Mitchell
    Pages 104-121
  6. Diana B. Carlin
    Pages 157-177
  7. Julie Hall
    Pages 178-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-211

About this book


This book examines the present and future of televised election debates, from the Nixon-Kennedy presidential debate of 1960 to the age of digital interactive multimedia. A number of contributors, from various perspectives - debate producers, participants and pundits - and from a variety of countries - Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, Israel - discuss the significance of TV debates in what is the first international study of this important political phenomenon.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hansard Society for Parliamentary GovernmentLondonUK

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