Category Archives: New Publications

New books

Now two new books have been published that should be of interest to scholars and students in political communication. The first is edited by Christina Holtz-Bacha and Jesper Strömbäck, and is titled Opinion Polls and the Media. Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion (Palgrave Macmillan). The second is edited by Frank Esser and Thomas Hanitzsch, and is titled The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (Routledge).

If other members of the section has published a book in English and want it listed here, just let us know.

New book on comparative political communication

Now a new book om comparative political communication has just been published. The title is How Media Inform Democracy. A Comparative Approach, and it is edited by Toril Aalberg and James Curran (Routledge, 2012). The book builds upon comparative content analyses and surveys in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Sweden. The main focus is on cross-national differences and similarities in how the media cover politics and current affairs, and how that contributes to and helps shape political knowledge and attitudes.

More information about the book can be found here.

New book on European political communication

Now Ashgate has just published the new book Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, edited by Michaela Maier, Jesper Strömbäck and Lynda Lee Kaid (Ashgate, 2011). More information about the book can be found at the publishers website.

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New books on political communication

Now the list of new books published by members of the ECREA political communication section has been updated with some recent additions. If you are a member and would like to have your book listed, please just send an email to

Sourcebook for Political Communication Research just published

Now Routledge has published the new Sourcebook for Political Communication Research. Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques. The book is edited by Erik P. Bucy and R. Lance Holbert and should be of interest to all political communication scholars. More information about the book can be found at the publisher’s website.