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date: 09 August 2020

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This chapter stresses the importance of trying to understand the political communication process in the round (i.e., its shape), in addition to its specific workings and effects, and explains what this can involve. For this purpose, the concept of a “political communication system” is proposed, the key components of which are identified. Four ways in which this concept has been applied in analysis and research are then outlined (including especially for comparative research). Finally, the chapter considers whether the concept of a political communication system can be accommodated to the onset of recent transforming trends, such as increased communication abundance and the Internet.

Keywords: citizenship, change, comparative research, crisis, the Internet, macrosocial level, media-politics interactions, mediatization of politics, political communication system, professionalization of political communication, television

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