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Published: 13 March 2019

328 Pages | 35 line drawings

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190888190

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Framing Inequality

News Media, Public Opinion, and the Neoliberal Turn in U.S. Public Policy

Matt Guardino

Studies in Postwar American Political Development

  • Offers the first large-scale empirical account of the role of U.S. mainstream media in the politics of economic inequality since the early 1980s
  • Connects systematic analysis of news content, elite rhetoric, and public opinion to the historical dynamics of the American media system and media policy regime
  • Draws from more than 600 news stories across four policy cases, more than 1,500 congressional statements, and more than 1,000 survey-experiment responses from a demographically diverse pool of Americans
  • Provides a rare political science study that delves deeply into the historically contingent political-economic structure and institutional dynamics of the news media