By Barrie Axford, Richard Huggins
Exploring the subject matter of the putative transformation of political modernity lower than the effect of "new" media, this e-book adopts a wondering method of the ways that cultural and technological components are affecting the mood of political lifestyles, and displays the range of normative considering and empirical examine at the altering personality of politics in mediatized cultures. New Media and Politics examines: the level to which advertisement populism now dominates electoral and different political discourses; the ways that the features of management, executive and political events are transformed via assorted types of either previous and new media; the democratic or undemocratic import of such adjustments; and the ways that the dominant territorial paradigm of politics is challenged through the distance and time devouring capacities of digital media.
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As a visual medium, it is more effective when words are accompanied and illustrated by pictures. And it is most effective when those pictures are moving ones – when they capture the audience’s attention through drama, symbolic effect, or emotional appeal. Thus, the mere fact that television has come to be the central medium for communication in so many polities might be expected to favour a shift to more symbolic and image-oriented politics, towards more sensationalism and towards the personalization of politics in the figures of celebrity leaders.
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New Media and Politics by Barrie Axford, Richard Huggins