Capa: João Carlos Correia, Anabela Gradim and Ricardo Morais (2020) Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy in the media context - 2nd volume. Communication  +  Philosophy  +  Humanities. .
Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy in the media context - 2nd volume

by João Carlos Correia, Anabela Gradim and Ricardo Morais

Collection: LabCom Books
Year of edition: 2020
ISBN: 978-989-654-648-9

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Democracy and political practices are suffering a major shift. Political participation and deliberation take place in the context of strategically manipulated information. Opportunities to mobilize data, in order to reinforce manifestations of panic or alarm, are becoming more evident. Concepts such as "information", "agenda-setting " and "participation" are being challenged today by an almost belligerent mobilization of media resources.

Recent developments on the recognition of women’s rights and promotion of new affirmative policies intended to improve gender equality coincides with an ever-increasing controversy around the concept of "political correctness".

At the same time, while affirmations concerning human dignity appears to be progressively incorporated in political discourse, phenomena such as xenophobia, misogyny, racism, cultural, racial and ethnic confrontation, and, at the limit, the proliferation of genocides, rise to a previously unimaginable proportion and extent.

Emphasis was placed on empirical and theoretical works involving relatively recent political debates, such as the creation of the "left majority" (or "geringonça") in Portugal; the Brexit; the Brazilian process; the American elections; the debates on the political correctness, the emergence of illiberal democracies and  the political impact of migratory fluxes.


Part 2 - Leadership, transgression, manipulation and new political campaigns - 9

Deliberative framings and the constitution of “Geringonça”: from media frames to readers’ comments. The case of “Observador” - 11
João Carlos Correia & Ricardo Morais 

Political communication and electoral strategy in Donald Trump´s Campaign - 37
José Antonio Abreu Colombri

The Performance of Power and Citizenship: David Cameron meets the people in the 2016 Brexit campaign - 61
Peter Lunt

Hungarian media policy 2010 – 2018: the illiberal shift - 81
Monika Metykova

The agri is tech, the agri is pop, the agri is politics: the “rural world” and the rise of the agripolitician in Brazil - 97
Pedro Pinto Oliveira

Part 3 - Identities and life politics in a hyper-mediated society - 113

Dystopian fiction as a means of impacting reality and initiating civic commitment among fans: “The Handmaid’s Tale” series case - 115
Marine Malet

Australia’s immigration policy and the scapegoating of Lebanese migrants - 127
Mehal Krayem & Judith Betts

The construction of feminine, technofeminism and technological paradox - 145
Êmili Adami Rossetti & Renata Loureiro Frade

Educational Superavit: Human rights versus Education Policies - 159
Ana S. Moura, João Seixas, M. Natália D. S. Cordeiro & João Barreiros

Aylan Kurdi as the awakening image of the refugee crisis:the framework of the Iberian press - 173
Rafael Mangana

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