Democracy at work: pressure and propaganda pressure and propaganda in Portugal and Brazil

Rita Figueiras, Paula Espírito Santo, Isabel Maria Ribeiro Ferin Cunha

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Abstract

Democracy at Work: Pressure and Propaganda in Portugal and Brazil addresses democracy both as an institutional value system and as a practice. How are the media exerting their mediation role? How are the media re-(a)presenting the political
world to society? Are different media voices offering diversified and complementary perspectives on politics? How is propaganda perceived within different democratic and economic contexts? Is political trust and mistrust shaping the strategy of
propaganda? These questions are addressed in theoretical and empirical chapters
in a book that addresses problems which are in need of urgent discussion, as their
impact and consequences are deeply transforming politics and the way politics is
communicated, lived and understood by its main actors.
Within this framework, Political Communication Studies has a major role in
identifying and urging new diagnosis of, and insights into, the political and the
media systems, and, above all, how both the people and political institutions can
both survive crisis and improve democracy in the Lusophone world. This book
aims at making a contribution to that acknowledgment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCoimbra
PublisherImprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Number of pages128
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-26-0917-1
ISBN (Print)978-989-26-0916-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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