A Virtuous Circle
- Publication date:September 2000
- 38 b/w illus. 36 tables
- Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- Weight: 0.61kg
Is the process of political communications by the news media and by parties responsible for civic malaise? A Virtuous Circle sets out to challenge the conventional wisdom that it is. Based on a comparative examination of the role of the news media and parties in postindustrial societies, this study argues that rather than mistakenly "blaming the messenger" we need to understand and confront more deep-rooted flaws in the systems of representative democracy.
Winner, 2006 Doris Graber Book Award, Political Communication section, American Political Science Association