© 2001

Political Communications Transformed

From Morrison to Mandelson

  • John Bartle
  • Dylan Griffiths

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John Bartle, Dylan Griffiths
    Pages 1-15
  3. Martin Harrop
    Pages 53-70
  4. David Denver, Gordon Hands
    Pages 71-86
  5. Colin Seymore-Ure
    Pages 87-110
  6. Dylan Griffiths
    Pages 131-144
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-210

About this book


Dramatic changes in society, technology and culture have transformed the relationship between political parties, the media, and the individual voter over the last fifty years. The leading researchers gathered in this volume offer a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of British political communication since 1945. They explore the competition for coverage between political parties and media organizations, the ongoing rivalry between politicians and the press, and the implications for the quality of British democracy.


broadcasting campaign Campaigning constituency democracy media political communication Political Communications Political Parties referendum voter voting

Editors and affiliations

  • John Bartle
    • 1
  • Dylan Griffiths
    • 2
  1. 1. British Academy Post-Doctoral FellowUniversity of EssexUK
  2. 2.Constitution UnitUniversity College LondonUK

About the editors

DAVID DENVER Professor of Political, University of Lancaster PETER GODDARD Researcher, School of Politics and Communication Studies, University of Liverpool GORDON HANDS Head of Department of Politics, University of Lancaster MARTIN HARROP Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle PIPPA NORRIS Associate Director, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University COLIN SEYMOUR-URE Professor of Government, University of Kent, Canterbury DOMINIC WRING Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, University of Loughborough

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