Political Communication and Twitter in Greece: Jumps on the Bandwagon or an Enhancement of the Political Dialogue?

Poulakidakos, S. and Veneti, A., 2016. Political Communication and Twitter in Greece: Jumps on the Bandwagon or an Enhancement of the Political Dialogue? In: Deželan, T. and Vobic, I., eds. (R)evolutionizing Political Communication through Social Media. USA: IGI Global, 119 - 146.

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9879-6.ch007

Abstract

Social media already serve as a new place for the development of a “public sphere”, hence the exchange of argumentation on issues of public interest. More specifically, Twitter has been rather frequently used by politicians and parties in their attempt to establish a new way of communicating with the electorate. Drawing on the concepts of public sphere and propaganda and by conducting content and thematic analysis on the tweets of the two biggest Greek political parties, New Democracy (ND) and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), this chapter examines Twitter as a platform of information dissemination and dialogue. The aspiration of this study is to contribute to a growing volume of research that seeks to examine the potential of microblogging to animate political communication and to increase political participation.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781466698796, 9781466698802
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:27465
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Deposited On:21 Mar 2017 16:26
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