Scandalous!

The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries

The purpose of this book is to spotlight the way in which political scandals in four Nordic countries have been launched, directed, dramatized and interpreted through different genres of journalism – in an interactive tug-of-war between editors and various political actors. News institutions help to build political careers – and to tear them down. A mediated scandalization process can make the path from power to powerlessness, from a top position to exclusion, very short.

A number of questions are discussed: How important are the norm violations that have led to political scandals? Have the types of scandals changed over time? How may rivals and political opponents use mediated scandals? Are character assassination and demonization typical traits of a scandalization process? Are male and female politicians treated differently? Scandalous! is based on case studies and content analyses of mediated political scandals in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, including an analysis of the frequencies, types, characteristics and consequences of national political scandals during the period 1980–2010.

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Preface

Mediated Scandals

Sigurd Allern
Ester Pollack

Increased Scandalization. Nordic Political Scandals 1980-2010

Sigurd Allern
Anu Kantola
Ester Pollack
Mark Blach-Ørsten

Ten Commandments for the Scandalization of Political Opponents

Anders Todal Jensen
Audun Fladmoe

Warriors for Democracy. Scandal as a Strategic Ritual of Journalism

Anu Kantola

Pundits and Political Scandals. A Study of Political Commentators in Norway and Sweden

Lars Nord
Gunn Enli
Elisabeth Stúr

Security Scandals in the Age of Mediated War

Mark Blach-Ørsten
Anker Brink Lund

From Tiara to Toblerone. The Rise and Fall of Mona Sahlin

Mia-Marie Hammarlin
Gunilla Jarlbro

When Women Have to Apologize. Female Apologia and Political Scandals

Elin Strand Hornnes

Do Mediated Political Scandals Affect Party Popularity in Norway?

Tor Midtbø

Media Victims and Media Morals

Paul Bjerke

The Marketplace of Scandals

Sigurd Allern
Ester Pollack

Literature

Index

The Contributors

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2012-02
Sidantal: 
209
ISBN: 
978-91-86523-27-5
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
250,00 kr
28,00 EUR