The Personalisation of Politics in the UK: Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron-Ana In

  • Title: The Personalisation of Politics in the UK: Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron
  • Author: Ana In
  • Released: 2012-04-24
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  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN: 0719081467
  • ISBN13: 978-0719081460
  • ASIN: 0719081467

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Review With its clear focus and structure, as well as its logically developing arguments, Langer's book will appeal not only to those interested in the topics of personalisation and political communication, but also more broadly to those concerned with the practices of (modern) democracy. -- Maja Simunjak. European Journal of Communication 28(1) Langer's book sheds new light onto the conceptual muddle related to the personalisation of politics, provides much needed historical and empirical evidence on how the phenomenon developed in the UK and identifies its main characteristics. Through informed discussion of the subject she makes a strong case for the point that personalised discourse can engage citizens and politically motivate them. Langer's definition of the politicisation of public persona is a very useful concept, because it helps pinpoint the exact manifestation of the personal in public discourse, and the empirical evidence provided in the book is a great starting point for anybody interested in this phenomenon. -- Maja Simunjak. European Journal of Communication 28(1)

About the Author Ana Inés Langer is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow. pdf