A Closer Look at Political Communication


Mark H. Tatum (Editor)

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: POL000000

Chapter one investigates how the local network media helps the key stakeholders to participate in the policy debate regarding a local low-income housing policy in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., drawing mainly on Jürgen Habermas’s theory of public sphere.

The second chapter discusses how coffee-houses and public reading houses are places today where political communication is often established, and the neighborhood effect is most often felt. It can be described not only as tea-coffee drinking places where free time is passed, but also as places where voter behavior begins to form and democracy is created.

The authors go on to focus on the past use of racialized language as one mechanism for evaluating political communication in the 21st century.

Lastly, the phenomenon of politicians employing prayer in the church as a potent political tool to subtly campaign for election and reelection in Nigeria is explored. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Local Public Sphere and Informational Politics
(Yongjun Shin, PhD, Department of Communication Studies, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

Chapter 2. Neighborhood Effect and Millet Kiraathane as a Space for Political Communication
(Recep Gulmez, PhD, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Erzincan Binali Yildirim University, Erzincan, Turkey)

Chapter 3. Racialized Metaphors as Political Communication: Putting the U.S. “Caravan Crisis” in Historical Perspective
(Johnny Holloway, PhD, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C., USA)

Chapter 4. The Power of Political Prayer in Nigeria
(Ibrahim S. Bitrus, PhD, Department of Systematic Theology, Bronnum Lutheran Seminary, Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria)

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