chapter  5
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Towards a comparative framework for political communication research

Writing in 1975, nobody could claim to be able to paint an assured portrait of the field of investigation to be discussed in this essay. It is not merely that few political communication studies have yet been mounted with a comparative focus. More to the point, there is neither a settled view of what such studies should be concerned with, nor even a firmly crystallized set of alternative options for research between which scholars of diverse philosophic persuasions could choose.