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The Professionalisation of Political Communication

Long before a politician opens his mouth to speak in public, his words have been filtered through a team of public relations experts, communications consultants, and campaign assistants. When did politicians’ speeches stop being their own? And who are these professional communicators who fine-tune messages to suit the demands of electoral strategy? In The Professionalization of Political Communication, renowned contributors explore the effect of such consciously manipulated discourse on European politics; the resulting volume is essential for anyone interested in the changing political dialect.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1: Political Communication in the Era of Professionalisation
Papathanassopoulos, Negrine, Mancini and Holtz-Bacha
2: The Professionalisation of Political Communication in Europe
Ralph Negrine
3: Professionalisation in the British Electoral and Political Context
Ralph Negrine
4: Professionalisation of Politics in Germany
Christina Holtz-Bacha
5: The Swedish Model Becomes Less Swedish
Lars W. Nord
6: From Accommodation to Professionalisation? The Changing Culture and
    Environment of Dutch Political Communication
Kees Brants and Philip van Praag
7: Political Professionalism in Italy
Paolo Mancini
8: Political Communication and Professionalisation in Greece
Stylianos Papathanassopoulos
9: The Evolution of French Political Communication: Reaching the Limits of
    Professionalisation?
Philippe J. Maarek
10. Political Transition and the Professionalisation of Political Communication
Ildiko Kováts
11: The Professionalisation of Political Communication: Democracy at Stake?
Cees Hamelink
Index

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