Mediatization of Politics

Understanding the Transformation of Western Democracies

  • Frank Esser
  • Jesper Strömbäck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jesper Strömbäck, Frank Esser
      Pages 3-28
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jay G. Blumler
      Pages 31-41
    3. Gianpietro Mazzoleni
      Pages 42-56
    4. Winfried Schulz
      Pages 57-73
    5. Frank Marcinkowski, Adrian Steiner
      Pages 74-89
  4. Dimensions of Mediatization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Paul D’Angelo, Florin Büchel, Frank Esser
      Pages 156-180
    3. Peter Van Aelst, Gunnar Thesen, Stefaan Walgrave, Rens Vliegenthart
      Pages 200-220
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-246

About this book


The first book-long analysis of the 'mediatization of politics', this volume aims to understand the transformations of the relationship between media and politics in recent decades, and explores how growing media autonomy, journalistic framing, media populism and new media technologies affect democratic processes.


Agenda Setting campaign democracy elections Framing media media technologies mediation New Media politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Esser
    • 1
  • Jesper Strömbäck
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mid Sweden UniversitySweden

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