Strategic Political Communication

Rethinking Social Influence, Persuasion, and Propaganda

By (author) Karen S. Johnson-Cartee, Gary A. Copeland

Publication date:

14 October 2003

Length of book:

248 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780742528819

To become a successful political communicator (and a savvy political consumer), it is essential to know the elements of social influence, what works, and why. Strategic Political Communication provides an introduction to persuasion, social influence, and propaganda tactics, focusing on political communication. This rich, well-documented work looks at the power of language, the importance of targeting a specific audience, and the significance of interpersonal relationships, among other key issues. It further examines propaganda in order to understand how communicators can best exercise influence in contemporary society.