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Author Dahlgren, Peter, 1946- author

Title Media and political engagement : citizens, communication, and democracy / Peter Dahlgren
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009


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Description xi, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Series Communication, society and politics
Communication, society, and politics.
Contents Contents: 1. Democracy in Difficult Times -- 2. Media Alterations -- 3. Citizens and Agency -- 4. Engagement, Deliberation, and Performance -- 5. Civic Cultures: An Analytic Frame -- 6. Television and Popular Public Spheres -- 7. Internet and Civic Potential -- 8. Online Practices and Civic Cultures
Summary Summary: "One of the most difficult problems facing Western democracy today is the decline in citizens political engagement. There are many elements that contribute to this, including fundamental socio-cultural changes. This book summarizes these contexts and situates itself within them, while focusing on the media s key role in shaping the character of civic engagement. In particular, in examines the new interactive electronic media in terms of their civic potential
Looking at the evolution of the media landscape, the book interrogates key notions such as citizenship, public sphere, agency, identity, deliberation, and practice and offers a multidimensional analytic framework called civic cultures. This framework is then applied to several settings, including television, popular culture, journalism, the EU, and global activism, to illuminate the role of the media in deflecting and enhancing political engagement, as well as in contributing to new forms of political involvement and new understandings of what constitutes the political."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Democracy.
Digital media -- Political aspects.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Political participation.
LC no. 2008012059
ISBN 0521527899 (paperback)
0521821010 (hardback)
9780521527897 (paperback)
9780521821018 (hardback)