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Politics and populism across modes and media

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Edited By Ruth Breeze and Ana María Fernández Vallejo

The relationship between politics and digital media is currently a focus of intense interest: the symbiosis between the two spheres is such that political activity is now almost inseparable from media communication. However, the implications of this development are not fully understood. Digital media are a powerful tool in the hands of mainstream parties, but also make it easier than ever before for the public to express their reactions, or for new actors to enter the political arena. This volume explores the intersection between politics and new media, which involves crucial ideals, values and aspirations, such as informed democracy, citizens’ empowerment and social debate, but also negative aspects like manipulation and polarization.

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Ruth Breeze is Associate Professor of English at the University of Navarra, Spain, and PI of the GradUN Research Group in the Instituto Cultura y Sociedad. Her research focuses on discourse analysis, particularly legal, political and media discourse, as well as corpus linguistics and pragmatics.

Ana M. Fernández Vallejo is Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Spain, where she teaches Spanish for Academic and Professional Communication. Her recent research centres on language and emotion in professional and political settings throughout digital media, and CSR discourse in digital media.

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