HS 28732: Comparative Political Communication

Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch
Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch

Barbara Pfetsch

Garystr.55/ Room 302a

Tuesday,  12.00 - 2:00 p.m.

First Session: 14. April 2015

Language: English

Master Global Communication

The seminar shall provide an overview of theoretical concepts and empirical studies in political communication and the relationship between media, politics and public opinion. It starts out by looking at basic macroanalytical paradigms which guide the research on political aspects of communication in modern Western democracies. The students shall discuss theories of Americanization and Mediatization as well as approaches to International Communication and Political and Journalism Cultures. In the second part of the seminar, we focus on microanalytical studies of political communication, such as political media effects, media and political knowledge and media and political malaise.