Ethical Dimensions of Political Communication


This collection of essays examines the specific ethical concerns related to traditional areas of political communication, including political culture, campaigns, media, advertising, ghostwriting, discourse, politicians, and new technologies. The contributors touch on such important issues as polls and computer technology, the ethical dimensions of political advocacy, and the ethics of teledemocracy, and conclude that the greatest threat to democracy is neglect of the public forum. The book advocates a return to civic culture based on communication and persuasion, a high level of information, and active citizen participation.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Marshall W. Fishwick
  • Martha Cooper
  • Bruce E. Gronbeck
  • Richard L. Johannesen
  • Robert E. Denton Jr.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1991


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