At the heart of how citizens, governments, and the media interact is the communication process, a process that is
undergoing tremendous change. Never has there been a time when confronting the complexity of these evolving
relationships been so important to the maintenance of civil society. This series seeks books that advance the
understanding of this process from multiple perspectives and as it occurs in both institutionalized and non-
institutionalized political settings. While works that provide new perspectives on traditional political
communication questions are welcome, the series also encourages the submission of manuscripts that take an
innovative approach to political communication, which seek to broaden the frontiers of study to incorporate
critical and cultural dimensions of study as well as scientific and theoretical frontiers.