Friday, 19 March 2010

New media and the coming election

The Economist has an interesting article this week describing that British politicians are irredeemably analog. Labour and Tory insiders agree that the Obama model is hard to export beyond America’s unusual polity, with its weak party organisations, primary races and endless, costly campaigns. “Almost any other Western democracy would be a more useful comparator for us,” says one. Article here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.