Notes on Scandal and the Watergate Legacy

@article{Schudson2004NotesOS,
  title={Notes on Scandal and the Watergate Legacy},
  author={Michael Schudson},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={1231 - 1238}
}
  • M. Schudson
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • History
  • American Behavioral Scientist
Watergate refers to the political scandal that broke in 1972 and forced Richard M. Nixon to resign as president of the United States 2 years later. It offered a language and framework for public discourse about scandal around the world in the decades since. This article recounts the basic story of Watergate, discusses the impact of Watergate on American politics, and focuses on how comparisons to Watergate shaped the unfolding of later American political scandals, notably Iran-Contra… 
Democracy and Scandal: A Research Agenda
AbstractIn a recent edition of this journal, Scott Brenton (2012) announced a refreshing perspective on the relationship between political scandal and liberal democratic institutions: though scandals
How to Manage Public Condemnation: Political Scandals in Russia
The transformation of political communication entails a change in the criteria for evaluating the behavior of political actors, including the violations they commit. This article aims to identify the
Scandal and Secrecy in the History of the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
Abstract For historians of empire, scandals provide a useful starting point for investigating how the operations of imperial power were contested and reworked in moments of crisis. Yet, existing
Scandals as a Positive Feature of Liberal Democratic Politics: A Durkheimian perspective
AbstractPolitical scandals are an indicator of freedom of speech, an open and aggressive media and strong political competition. Emile Durkheim’s ideas on social cohesion have a particular resonance
Government, Scandals and Political Support in Italy
What are the political implications of government scandals? This article examines the impact of political scandals on the popularity of the Italian government. The literature on scandals shows that
POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND MEDIA SCANDALS: A COMPARATIVE EXPLORATION
The dissertation seeks to establish the determinants of accountable governments in democratic countries. Its central query is: when the media reveals government misconduct, how do the legislature,
A scribbling tribe
Comparative research is uniquely able to address theoretical questions about the relationship between journalism and political and cultural contexts. This study takes the reporting of political
Introduction: Corruption Scandals and Intranational Framework for Media Systems Research in Africa
The chapter sets the context for the research and argues that there is a need for the introduction of an intranational framework for comparative media research in Africa, using the reporting of
Political hypocrisy: The effect of political scandals on candidate evaluations
Although political scandals receive unprecedented attention in the contemporary media, the knowledge of political scientists regarding the consequences of such scandals remains limited. On the basis
About the ‘de-democratization’ of Europe: democracy, Media and political corruption
In this paper we want to draw a picture of the changes in European societies and the role played by the Media in the so-called de-democratization, where the issue of political corruption has gained
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES
Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics
It's coming again, the new collection that this site has. To complete your curiosity, we offer the favorite scandal the culture of mistrust in american politics book as the choice today. This is a