Andrew Chadwick is Professor of Political Science and the Founding Director of the New Political Communication Unit in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of the award-winning book Internet Politics: States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies, co-editor (with Philip N. Howard) of The Handbook of Internet Politics, and the founding editor of the OUP book series, Oxford Studies in Digital Politics. http://www.andrewchadwick.com.
"This is an important book, already cited as seminal in the field of political communication." -Choice..".mandatory reading for any scholar of contemporary political communication" -Political Communication..".illuminating, reorienting, even analytically liberating." -Political Science Quarterly..".dizzyingly multidimensional..." -Journalism ..".great insights, a highly enjoyable reading experience, and excellent research." -Public Administration"Chadwick's measured analytical approach is one of the book's great strengths." -The International Journal of Press/Politics "Chadwick approaches media with considerable theoretical nuance and a rigorously empirical sensibility a major contribution to advancing our understanding of media and politics." -Social Forces "This is an important and timely book will likely one day be measured by the weight of future scholarship that it inspires." -Information Polity "Chadwick's primary aim is to peel away the misbegotten dichotomies shaping so many current debates surrounding contemporary political communication and to present alternative frameworks that go beyond those dichotomies. In that aim, he is extraordinarily successful." -Media, Culture, & Society "Big theory for understanding a complex political media environment." -The Journal of Politics..".valuable, thought-provoking, and conceptually-compelling." -Perspectives on Politics"Having read this, many textbooks feel dated to me now. This volume describes the organization, logic, and function of contemporary media in immediate and engaging terms. It is a must read for all students of media, and interested parties in general." -Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois Chicago