Political Communication

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Following the Ticker

Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.

Convenient Criticism

By Dan Chen
Subjects: Communication

Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.

The Ideology of Civic Engagement

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Breaking Boundaries

Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.

From News to Talk

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era

Edited by Heather E. Harris
Subjects: Communication

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

The Art of Gratitude

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

Hearts and Minds

By Nachman Shai
Subjects: Area Studies

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

The Politics of Persuasion

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.

Trendy Fascism

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Social Media in Iran

First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.

The Philosopher-Lobbyist

The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.

Cities for Sale

Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.

The Obama Effect

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

Active Voices

Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.

Destination Dictatorship

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis

Investigates the theory and practice of transnational feminist approaches to scholarship and activism.

Negotiating Democracy

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

Why Community Matters

Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.

Musical Democracy

How music functions as a metaphor and model for democracy.

For Better or Worse?

Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.

Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection

This new edition provides the latest on controversies surrounding the presidential selection process. The text is two-thirds new material, with new articles by John F. Bibby, Robert D. Brown, Emmett H. ...

The Strategic Defense Initiative

Through an analysis of the language and persuasive strategies used by the Reagan and Bush administrations in selling the SDI program to the Congress and the American public, Bjork takes a fresh approach ...