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By Frank Esser

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Aimed toward offering a accomplished figuring out of comparative political verbal exchange, this quantity analyzes the media structures of Europe and the US. It considers even if election campaigns all over the world became "Americanized," how foreign information newshounds comprehend their jobs and bring varied sorts of tv information courses, and the way governmental media relatives and information administration efforts evolve in several political structures. The publication analyzes transnational similarities and dissimilarities within the context in their strength results on society and democracy.

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Moreover, concerning the analysis of media systems we are on the way to understanding international processes of modernization and transformation as well as processes and effects of media regulatory policy. However, Kleinsteuber also emphasizes that some political developments, that is the problem of multilevel governance as observed, for instance, with the expanding competences following European Union integration policy, represent a serious challenge for comparative research. THE QUESTIONS AND THEMES OF COMPARATIVE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION RESEARCH IN THIS STUDY The demand for comparative research in political communication is consequential because it requires abstracting from the implicit premises and the national idiosyncrasies in both politics and media communications in the search for generalizable communication patterns and their consequences.

It saw homogenization as a result of cultural domination. The global expansion of mass media industries based in advanced capitalist countries and particularly in the United States resulted in the destruction of local cultures and their replacement by a single, standardized set of cultural forms tied to consumer capitalism and American political hegemony. Europe occupied an ambiguous middle position in this literature. S. influence over European culture. The idea that media system change can be understood as a process of Americanization is still very much alive, and there is obviously much truth to it.

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