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Routledge International Handbook On Electoral Debates

Edited by: Julio Juárez-Gámiz , Christina Holtz-Bacha , Alan Schroeder

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367355036
eBook ISBN: 9780429331824
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429331824
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Book description

This Handbook is the first major work to comprehensively map state-of-the-art scholarship on electoral debates in comparative perspective. Leading scholars and practitioners from around the world introduce a core theoretical and conceptual framework to understand this phenomenon and point to promising directions for new research on the evolution of electoral debates and the practical considerations that different country-level experiences can offer.

Three indicators to help analyze electoral debates inform this Handbook: the level of experience of each country in the realization of electoral debates; geopolitical characteristics linked to political influence; and democratic stability and electoral competitiveness. Chapters with examples from the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania add richness to the volume. Each chapter:

  • Traces local historical, constitutive relationships between traditional forms of electoral debates and contexts of their emergence;
  • Compares and critiques different perspectives regarding the function of debates on democracy;
  • Probes, discusses and evaluates recent and emergent theoretical resources related to campaign debates in light of a particular local experience;
  • Explores and assesses new or neglected local approaches to electoral debates in a changing media landscape where television is no longer the dominant form of political communication;
  • Provides a prospective analysis regarding the future challengers for electoral debates.

The Routledge International Handbook on Electoral Debates will set the agenda for scholarship on the political communication for years to come.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A New Experiment for an Old Media Political Event Download PDF
Chapter  3:  From JFK to Trump Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Did Video Kill the Rally Star? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Electoral Debates Organised by the Electoral Management Body Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Presidential Debates in Colombia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Electoral Debates in Peru, 2001–2016 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Chile Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Presidential Debates in Argentina Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Televised Presidential Debates in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Planets Seldom Align Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Austria Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Swedish Election Debates Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From the Heavyweights’ Debate to the Duel Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Road to the Stadium Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Televised Debates in Croatia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Televised Election Debates in the Netherlands Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Electoral Debates in Spain Download PDF
Chapter  19:  French Television Debates Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Presidential Debates in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Transformation of the Electoral Debate in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Televised Election Debates in Multiparty Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Electoral Debates in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The 2016 Pilipinas Debates Download PDF
Chapter  25:  New Zealand Election Debates Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Leaders’ Debates in Australian Elections Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Political Showmanship Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Do Debates Matter? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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