A New Era of Minimal Effects? The Changing Foundations of Political Communication

  title={A New Era of Minimal Effects? The Changing Foundations of Political Communication},
  author={W. Lance Bennett and Shanto Iyengar},
  journal={Journal of Communication},
The great thinkers who influenced the contemporary field of political communication were preoccupied with understanding the political, social, psychological, and economic transformations in modern industrial society. But societies have changed so dramatically since the time of these landmark contributions that one must question the continuing relevance of paradigms drawn from them. To cite but a few examples, people have become increasingly detached from overarching institutions such as public… 
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