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Description - The Politics of Misinformation by Murray Edelman

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521805100
ISBN-10: 0521805104
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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