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Propaganda and Democracy The American Experience of Media and Mass Persuasion

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ISBN-10: 0521022002

ISBN-13: 9780521022002

Edition: 2005

Authors: J. Michael Sproule, Kenneth Short, Garth Jowett, David Culbert

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This is the first comprehensive study on the relationship of propaganda to participatory democracy in the United States during the twentieth century. The Muckrackers were the first critics to question whether the standard practices of communications industries, such as advertising and public relations, undermined the ability of citizens to gather enough reliable information in order to participate meaningfully in society. The communications industry has countered that propaganda merely circulates socially useful information in an efficient manner and further, that propaganda is harmless to democracy because of competition and professional codes. This study critically examines these various…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Discovering propaganda
The progressive propaganda critics
Different lessons I: managed democracy
Different lessons II: protecting the public
Propaganda analysis, incorporated
Propaganda for democracy
The new communication - or the old propaganda?