Jesper Strömbäck

Us and them: How populist parties get their message across

Current discussions about politics – be it European, British, or American – almost inevitably end up being discussions about populism. Yet we know little about how populist parties communicate their messages. Focusing on this area, and drawing on extensive research from across Europe, Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann, Jesper Stromback, and Claes de Vreese share some key findings […]

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    Greater media choice risks creating an information gap between ‘news-seekers’ and ‘news-avoiders’

Greater media choice risks creating an information gap between ‘news-seekers’ and ‘news-avoiders’

For democracy to function correctly, citizens need to have an adequate level of political knowledge on which to judge political representatives. Media use is generally regarded as being one of the key factors affecting the distribution of this information, but how has the greater media choice provided through the Internet and other mediums affected the knowledge of citizens? Jesper […]

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