Elite Cohesion in Mediatized Politics: European Perspectives

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This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the political communication elite – high-ranking journalists, editors, politicians and their communication advisors – that shapes the content and form of political messages, news, debate and decisions in modern democracies.

Based on an innovative combination of elite theory and political communication studies, the book develops an integrated and comprehensive approach to elite cohesion in political communication, focusing on the extent and patterns of attitudinal consonance among media and political elites.

Building on unique survey data from more than 1,500 high-ranking politicians and journalists in six European countries (Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France and Spain), Eva Mayerhöffer provides unique insights into the current reality of mediatized politics, and the key players shaping it.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRowman & Littlefield International
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9781785522840
ISBN (Electronic)9781785522857
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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