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About the Series

Cambridge Elements in Politics and Communication publishes research focused on the intersection of media, technology, and politics. The series emphasizes forward-looking reviews of the field, path-breaking theoretical and methodological innovations, and the timely application of social-scientific theory and methods to current developments in politics and communication around the world. 

Individual Elements contributions are at a length (20,000-30,000 words) that is longer than a journal article but shorter than a book. This length allows for more scope and depth than is available through the article format while also enabling authors to write on a shorter timeline than would be feasible with a scholarly book. Elements publish within 12 weeks of acceptance after full peer review.

Communication technologies are constantly changing, affecting and in response to the political environment. The accelerated publication speed possible in the Elements series will enable authors to quickly communicate innovative scholarship focused on current trends and enduring questions in media and politics.

Editor Biography

Stuart Soroka is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. His research focuses on political communication, political psychology, and the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media.  His books with Cambridge University Press include The Increasing Viability of Good News (2021, with Yanna Krupnikov), Negativity in Democratic Politics (2014), Information and Democracy (forthcoming, with Christopher Wlezien) and Degrees of Democracy (2010, with Christopher Wlezien).

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Forthcoming Elements in this Series

Home Style Opinion: How Local Newspapers Can Slow Polarization by Joshua P. Darr, Matthew P. Hitt, & Johanna L. Dunaway

Economic News: Antecedents and Effects by Rens Vliegenthart, Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes, & Jeroen Jonkman

Power in Ideas: A Case-Based Argument for Taking Ideas Seriously in Political Communication by Kirsten Adams & Daniel Kreiss

The Increasing Viability of Positive News by Stuart Soroka and Yanna Krupnikov

The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology: Wisconsin and the Rise of U.S. Populism by Lewis A. Friedland, Dhavan V. Shah, Michael W. Wagner, Katherine J. Cramer, & Chris Wells

The Digital Public Arena by Andreas Jungherr and Ralph Schroeder

Social Media and Social Polarization by Hernando Rojas