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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

About the editors

CHRISTOPHER ADASIEWICZ Researcher, Princeton Survey Research, Washington, DC ARNOLD AMBER Executive Producer, News Department, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation DIANA B. CARLIN Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Kansas HELEN CLARK Leader, New Zealand Labour Party JULIE HALL TV Producer and trustee of The Scarman Trust SHOSHANA-BLUM-KULKA Professor of Social Psychology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON Dean of Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania RICHARD HOLME (Lord Holme of Cheltenham) sits in the House of Lords at Westminster and was Liberal Democratic Election Campaign Chairman in the 1997 UK general election TAMAR LIEBES Professor of Social Psychology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem AUSTIN MITCHELL British Labour MP and frequent broadcaster MARY WALSH Lecturer, School of Management, Queensland University of Technology IAN WARD Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Queensland

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