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Political Communication in Britain

Campaigning, Media and Polling in the 2017 General Election

Editors: Wring, Dominic, Mortimore, Roger, Atkinson, Simon (Eds.)

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  • Is the 10th volume in the Political Communications longstanding series launched in 1979
  • ​Provides practitioner as well as academic commentaries from those responsible for organising, reporting and monitoring the 2017 Election
  • Seeks to understand the relationships between the parties, media and voting public
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About this book

Political Communication in Britain is a now established series of nine books, the first of which appeared in the aftermath of the 1979 General Election. This book follows the structure of previous volumes and features commentaries and assessments from the pollsters who monitored voter opinion during the 2017 General Election. It also includes chapters from party strategists responsible for devising and executing the rival campaigns. Furthermore contributions from journalists offer a media perspective on the campaign. The remainder of the book consists of academic material designed to complement and augment the aforementioned professionals’ chapters. Here the focus is on the major dynamics of political communication, specifically the roles of the press, television, advertising, internet and other such phenomena during the 2017 Snap Election.

About the authors

Dominic Wring is Professor of Political Communication at Loughborough University, UK.
Roger Mortimore is Professor of Public Opinion and Political Analysis at King’s College London, UK, and Director of Political Analysis at Ipsos MORI.

Simon Atkinson is Chief Knowledge Officer at Ipsos MORI, UK.

Reviews

“This book lifts the lid on the thoughts and decisions of those ‘in the know’ at the heart of British politics, providing a unique and highly valuable account of the 2017 general election campaign from those closest to its broadcasting and planning, and from observers on the ground. This most fascinating of elections is brought to life in the reflections of some of its key protagonists.” (Jane Green, Professorial Fellow and Gwilym Gibbon Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK)

“An excellent account of the 2017 election campaign and how the polls and media covered it.” (Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool, UK)

“In 1945 Clement Attlee was driven around the country by his wife to the campaign rallies. That was seventy-three years ago. Political campaigns have come a long way. The book by Wring, Mortimore, Atkinson and contributions from their colleagues have nailed it. Anyone interested in British politics should want to read it.” (Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL, Founder of MORI)

 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Seven Weeks Is a Long Time in Politics

    Pages 1-20

    Wring, Dominic (et al.)

  • A Tale of Two Parties: Press and Television Coverage of the Campaign

    Pages 23-41

    Deacon, David (et al.)

  • Broadcasting the Snap Election: Surprising Politics but Familiar Production

    Pages 43-49

    Brand, Paul

  • BBC Campaign Coverage Policy

    Pages 51-64

    Blumler, Jay G.

  • Election Night: The View from Sky News

    Pages 65-81

    Glaister, Isla

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00822-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00821-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Communication in Britain
Book Subtitle
Campaigning, Media and Polling in the 2017 General Election
Editors
  • Dominic Wring
  • Roger Mortimore
  • Simon Atkinson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00822-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00822-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-00821-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 296
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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