Title
Why political parties adapt to the media : exploring the fourth dimension of mediatization Why political parties adapt to the media : exploring the fourth dimension of mediatization
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Deventer ,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
International communication gazette. - Deventer, 2006, currens
Volume/pages
75(2013) :4 , p. 341-358
ISSN
1748-0485
1748-0493
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c:vabb:372685
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E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
One key concept in research on how the media influence political processes is mediatization, which denotes a long-term process through which the media have become increasingly independent from politics and through which political actors and institutions have become increasingly dependent on the media. While it is often claimed that politics has become increasingly mediatized, the process of mediatization has not yet been properly addressed in the literature. Against this background, and based on the literature on mediatization and strategic party behavior, the purpose of this article is to theoretically explore the processes through which political parties become mediatized, and to suggest a model of media adaptation by political parties.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/d99599/2c5c81b9bdd.pdf
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