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Political Communication

Code 15743
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements -- None.
Mode of delivery -- Face-to-face.
Work placements -- None.
Learning outcomes -- The students must acquire an historical and comprehensive vision of the origins and functions of political communication in contemporary societies.
-- 1) To delimitate the concept of political communication; 2) To identify and to describe the main models of political communication in contemporary societies; 3) To examine and to evaluate the role of the mass media in the making of the political communication.

1. «Political communication»: Defining the concept
2. Crowds, Public, Audiences
3. The engineering of consent: pulling the wires wich control the public mind
4. Compliance professionals: Storytelling and Spinning
5. Public opinion and propaganda: the planning and the management of the public mind
6. The analytical idiom of propaganda
7. Political espionage
8. António de Oliveira Salazar: case study of political communication

Main Bibliography 1. Lilleker, Darren G., Key Concepts in Political Communication, Sage Publications Ltd, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, 2005.
2. Le Bon, Gustave, Psicologia das Multidões, Edições Roger Delraux, Porto, 1985.
3. Herman, Edward S., & Chomsky, Noam, Manufacturing Consent. The Political Economy of the Mass Media, The Bodley Head, London, 2008.
4. Ferro, António, Entrevistas a Salazar, Parceria A. M. Pereira, Lisboa, 2007.

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-13

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