This book examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the flows of communication between politicians, journalists, and citizens.
Distinguished contributors grapple with how the pandemic, as a global unexpected event, disrupted the communication process and changed the relationships between politics, media, and publics, the three central players of political communication. Using different methodologies, they scrutinize changes in government communication, (new) media coverage, and public opinion during this crisis. The book moves beyond the USA and Western Europe to include cases from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia, taking into account how variations in the political context, the media system and personal leadership can influence how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the political communication process.
It is an ideal text for advanced students and scholars of political communication, political science, and media studies.
Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter 1|13 pages
COVID-19 as an Ideal Case for a Rally-around-the-Flag?
part 1|65 pages
chapter 3|15 pages
Beyond Control and Resistance
chapter 4|17 pages
COVID-19 in Chile
chapter 5|15 pages
The Italian Prime Minister as a Captain in the Storm
part 2|74 pages
chapter 6|18 pages
chapter 7|19 pages
Stooges of the System or Holistic Observers?
chapter 8|16 pages
More than “a Little Flu”
chapter 9|19 pages
When a Polarized Media System Meets a Pandemic
part 3|69 pages