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Election Posters Around the Globe

Political Campaigning in the Public Space

  • Christina Holtz-Bacha
  • Bengt Johansson
  • Analyzes the role of election posters in political campaigning

  • Presents case studies from a number of countries around the globe

  • Discusses theoretical aspects and methodological approaches


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christina Holtz-Bacha, Bengt Johansson
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rodney Smith
    Pages 53-76
  4. Christina Holtz-Bacha, Eva-Maria Lessinger
    Pages 159-186
  5. Lars Willnat, Roshni Verghese, Rashad Mammadov
    Pages 187-209
  6. Lynnette M. Fourie
    Pages 279-298
  7. Roberto Rodríguez-Andrés, María José Canel
    Pages 299-318
  8. Nicklas Håkansson, Bengt Johansson, Orla Vigsø
    Pages 319-337
  9. Bengt Johansson, Christina Holtz-Bacha
    Pages 387-392

About this book


This book examines the history and role of election posters as one of the most crucial forms of political communication, especially in electoral campaigns, in a number of countries around the globe. The contributing authors present comparative research on electoral posters from countries from all five continents, summarizing international similarities and national differences. The book also discusses theoretical aspects and different methodological approaches that are used for studying the design, content and reception of election posters as a means of political communication. 


Advertising Political Campaigns Art History Elections Political Communication Visual communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Christina Holtz-Bacha
    • 1
  • Bengt Johansson
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für KommunikationswissenschaftFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergNürnbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of Journalism, Media and CommunicationUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

About the editors

Dr. Christina Holtz-Bacha is professor and holds the Chair in Communication Sciences at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. 

Dr. Bengt Johansson is professor in journalism and mass communication at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

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