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The age of celebrity politics

Coen, S 2015, 'The age of celebrity politics' , The Psychologist, 28 (5) , pp. 372-375.

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From celebrity candidates and aspiring singing Prime Ministers to candidates becoming the focus of gossip magazines, the boundaries between celebrity and politics are becoming increasingly blurred. With the National Elections approaching, this article reflects on the phenomenon of personalisation of politics and its possible effects on the democratic process. In particular, we focus on how social, political and media psychology can contribute to explaining the phenomenon and its impact on voters’ attitudes and behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: The Psychologist
Publisher: British Psychological Society
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0952-8229
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: S Coen
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 17:36
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:00

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