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Review Articles

Comparative Political Communications: Common Frameworks or Babelian Confusion?

Pippa Norris

Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics, Communication, Society, and Politics, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 342pp., hardback, £50, ISBN 978-0-5218-3535-0; paperback, £21.99, ISBN 978-0-5215-4308-8.

Jesper Strömbäck and Lynda Lee Kaid (eds), The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World, ICA Handbook Series, New York, Routledge, 2008, 450pp., hardback, £120, ISBN 978-0-8058-6036-8; paperback, £35, ISBN 978-0-8058-6037-5.

Katrin Voltmer (ed.), Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies, London, Routledge, 2006, 262pp., hardback, £80, ISBN 978-0-415-33779-3; paperback, £22, ISBN 978-0-415-45971-6.

Richard Gunther and Anthony Mughan (eds), Democracy and the Media: A Comparative Perspective, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press, 2000, 496pp., hardback, £65, ISBN 978-0-5217-7180-1; paperback, £27.99, ISBN 978-0-5217-7743-8.

Frank Esser and Barbara Pfetsch (eds), Comparing Political Communication: Theories, Cases, and Challenges, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press, 2004. 418pp., hardback, £48, ISBN 978-0-5218-2831-4; paperback, £21.99, ISBN 978-0-5215-3540-3.