List of Illustrations Preface and acknowledgements Preface to sixth edition PART I Politics in the age of mediation 1. Politics in the age of mediation 2. Politics, democracy and the media 3. The effects of political communication 4. The political media 5. The media as political actors PART II Communication politics 6. Party political communication I: Advertising 7. Party political communication II: Political public relations 8. Pressure-group politics and the oxygen of publicity 9. Political communication in a globalised world 10. Conclusion: mediated politics and the democratic process Notes Bibliography Index
Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of fourteen books, including Communication and Political Crisis (2016), Cultural Chaos (2006), Journalists in Film (2010) and Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia (with Flew et al., 2017).