A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Postindustrial Societies

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Cambridge University Press, 18 sep. 2000 - 398 pagina's
Is the process of political communications by the news media and by parties responsible for civic malaise? A Virtuous Circle sets out to challenge and critique the conventional wisdom. Based on a comparative examination of the role of the news media and parties in 29 postindustrial societies, focusing in particular on Western Europe and the United States, this study argues that rather than mistakenly 'blaming the messenger' we need to understand and confront more deep-rooted flaws in systems of representative democracy.

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Pippa Norris is Director of the Democratic Governance group in the United Nations Development Programme in New York and the Maguire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Recent books include "Sacred and Secular: Politics and Religion Worldwide" (with Ronald Inglehart, 2004), "Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior" (2004), and "Driving Democratization: What Works" (2006). Norris, who is a political scientist, has served as an expert consultant for many international bodies including the UN, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, International IDEA, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the UK Electoral Commission.

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