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The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set


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The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set


The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication is the definitive single-source reference work on the subject, with state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on the key issues within political communication from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print.
  • Explores pertinent/salient topics within political science, sociology, psychology, communication and many other disciplines
  • Theory, empirical research and academic as well as professional debate are widely covered in this truly international and comparative  work
  • Provides clear definitions and explanations which are both cross-national and cross-disciplinary by nature
  • Offers an unprecedented level of authority, accuracy and balance, with contributions from leading international experts in their associated fields
  • Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association
Named Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by Choice Magazine, a publication of the American Library Association

Volume I The International Communication Association vii

About the Editors ix

Contributors xi

Alphabetical List of Entries xxi

Thematic List of Entries xxv

Editor’s Introduction xxix

Political Communication A–Int 1

Volume II Political Communication Int–Pol 557

Volume III Political Communication Pol–W 1179

Index 1673

"The most noteworthy aspect of this resource is its global scope. ...The level and depth of international expertise is displayed via the perspectives and examples provided in each entry by the authors.... [They] deftly lay out the historical context of political communication in each area, while also discussing themes, trends, and sources of controversy within the political communications sphere before highlighting avenues for future research directions within the area.

These global perspectives mesh with the interdisciplinary nature of the work and its entries that meld psychology, critical media studies, sociology, cultural studies, economics and political science, among other disciplines. [The Encyclopedia] includes many entries that are timely, unique and interdisciplinary. 

...The contributors to this work always have their eye on the future, without neglecting the past.... This resource's international focus, interdisciplinary nature and currency stand out among other related resources. ...This work would be a very useful and excellent addition to any academic social sciences reference collection that serves mid- to upper-level undergraduates, graduate students or faculty/researchers." - Reference Reviews