The Politics of Misinformation
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Politics of Misinformation by Murray Edelman
Book DescriptionThe Politics of Misinformation is an examination of how concentrations of social and economic power result in public languages of politics that are necessarily image-based, vague, and misleading in their denial of undemocratic tendencies. As a result, public discourses of democracy tend to be populistic, emotional, and likely to emphasize images of progress rather than structural inequalities in their formulations of public problems. Similarly, discourses of policy solutions to public problems emphasize assumptions about rationality in policy processes that are equally poor descriptions of most political outcomes. In short, neither typical problem definitions nor solutions invite critical popular understanding or involvement in democratic politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521805100
(228mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Murray Edelman
Politics of Misinformation, Hardback (April 2001)
This book is about how people in power use language to generate and perpetuate misunderstandings.
From Art to Politics, Hardback (October 1996)» View all books by Murray Edelman
In this book, Murray Edelman continues his quest to understand the influence of perception on the political process by turning to the role of art.
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