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Political Communication and Democracy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gary D. Rawnsley
    Pages 1-21
  3. Gary D. Rawnsley
    Pages 65-94
  4. Gary D. Rawnsley
    Pages 95-119
  5. Gary D. Rawnsley
    Pages 120-139
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 200-239

About this book


Political Communication and Democracy provides a wide-ranging and inclusive study of political communications that uses current political events and debates to illustrate its arguments. Looking beyond the narrow view that political communication concerns only the media and spin doctors, Gary Rawnsley examines the subject in its myriad forms: political parties and pressure groups as a way by which people join together, referendums, public opinion and how communications contribute to the process of democratization around the world.


democracy democratization political communication Political Communications Referendum

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamNingboChina (UNNC)

About the authors

GARY D. RAWNSLEY is Professor and Head of International Studies at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (UNNC). He has published widely in the areas of political communication with particular reference to China and Taiwan. His most recent book is Political Communications in Greater China, edited by Ming-Yeh Rawnsley.

Bibliographic information


'...Rawnsley offers a study of great breadth, ranging widely over Western and non-Western democracies, and offering discussion of public opinion, and group politics, and referenda.' - Nick Anstead, Political Studies Review