Do the Republicans prefer a plutocracy over democracy

The 2012 US presidential election

The United States is a reference model for German (and European) research in many aspects: from its ability to innovate to the dynamics of social change, social modernization, the mediatization of state and society, the formation of socio-communicative patterns of action and especially implementation of “new” media in the political process. In addition to fundamental contributions to current developments in the electoral system and campaign financing, the focus is on issues relating to voter behavior and electoral sociology, campaign strategies, prominent media events during the election campaign, and the phase of inauguration and aspects of modern governance.

The content
Divided Country - Divided Politics? .- The voting behavior in the 2012 presidential election.- The voting behavior of Americans between economic fixation and (new) social values.- Divided We Fall? Polarization in the U.S. Presidential Election.- Between plutocracy and racism and others

The target groups
Lecturers and students of media and communication studies as well as political science

The publishers
Dr. Christoph Bieber is the holder of the Welker Endowed Professorship for Ethics in Political Management and Society at the NRW School of Governance Duisburg-Essen.
Dr. Klaus Kamps is Professor of Communication Science at the Media University (HdM) in Stuttgart.

Keywords

Campaign Campaign Journalism Election Culture USA Voter Behavior Public
  • Christoph Bieber
  • Klaus Kamps
  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.HdM StuttgartStuttgartGermany

About the editors

Dr. Christoph Bieber is the holder of the Welker Endowed Professorship for Ethics in Political Management and Society at the NRW School of Governance Duisburg-Essen.
Dr. Klaus Kamps is Professor of Communication Science at the Media University (HdM) in Stuttgart.

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