Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 February 2012

256 Pages | 11 graphs, 2 Illustrations, black & white, 2 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081460

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The personalisation of politics in the UK

Mediated leadership from Attlee to Cameron

First Edition

Ana Langer

Published by Manchester University Press

  • It is both historical (starting in 1945) and up to date, not only looking at Brown and Cameron but also discussing personalisation in the context of a coalition government
  • Based on extensive and rigorous original empirical data, which provides an in-depth understanding of the historical evolution of personalisation in both media coverage and in leaders>' communication strategies
  • Offers a new conceptualisation of personalisation that combines, in a sophisticated but accessible manner, political science and media studies approaches to the subject
  • Provides benchmark data and a refined analytical framework for future studies of personalisation across countries, hence making it a
  • The first comprehensive historical study of personalisation in the UK, the book explores both presidentialisation and the politicisation of the personal lives of leaders

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