Communicating Politics

Political Communication in the Nordic Countries

Modern politics is mediated politics, and the media constitute the most important source of information and channel of communication between the governors and the governed. Media and politics are thus inextricable linked together, with the media playing an important role in contemporary democracies and for political processes. While this is true for virtually all advanced democracies, there are still important differences between countries depending on, for example, their media systems and political systems. The purpose of Communicating Politics: Political Communication in the Nordic Countries is consequently to de-scribe and analyze both the political communication systems and cases of political communication processes in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Taken together, the chapters explore differences as well as similarities between the Nordic countries, and provide a broad view of political communication systems, practices and research perspectives in the Nordic countries. There is a few copies of the printed edition available. It can also be downloaded as a PDF, free of cost.


I: Political Communication Systems in the Nordic Countries 
Political Communication in the Nordic Countries. An Introduction 
Media and Politics in Denmark 
Media and Politics in Finland 
Media and Politics in Iceland 
Media and Politics in Norway 
Media and Politics in Sweden 
II: Cases in Nordic Political Communication 
Conflicting Representations in the European Parliamentary Elections 
Visualizing Egalitarianism. Political Print Ads in Denmark 
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? The Evolution of Finnish Web Campaigning 1996-200 
Popularized Election Coverage? News Coverage of Swedish Parliamentary Election Campaigns 1979-2006 
From Public Educator to Interpreting Ombudsman. Regimes of Political Journalism in Swedish Public Service Broadcasting 1925-2005 
Aestheticizing Politics. Non-verbal Political Communication in Danish TV Documentaries 
This Is the Issue: Framing Contests and Media Coverage 
Organizing Audiovisual Campaign Coverage. Influence on Power Relations Between Media and Politics in Norway 
Conclusions. Similarities and Differences between the Nordic Countries 
List of Contributors 
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