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Political Communication

Course Code :1200PSWPCO
Study domain:Political Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Van Aelst

3. Course contents *

This course deals with the relationships between politics, media and the public. The starting point is that politics is mediated and mediatized. More concrete (among others) the following topics will be addressed:


-      Theories on media and democracy

-       Mediatization of Politics

-      Media effects (agenda-setting, framing, priming)

-      Media and political knowledge

-      Political marketing and campaigns

-      Relationship journalists and politicians

-       New media and Politics