Manufacturing Government Communication on Covid-19

Edited by Philippe J. Maarek

This book presents a comparative perspective on different government communication strategies to COVID-19 around the globe. Scholars from twenty parts of the world specialized in political and government communication analyze initiatives and methods of various governments' communicative responses to the pandemic. In their contributions to this volume, they examine a wide range of distinct attitudes and reactions facing the crisis.

Today’s omnidirectional contact allowed by social media, with its load of contradictory rumors and fake news, often obliterates the citizens' ability to comprehend reality. The book frames a broad canvas on how government communication may deal with that and manage similar crises — bound to happen as climate changes and war menaces are generating more and more worries about the future of humanity.

This makes this volume a must-read for scholars and students of political communication, health policies and communication, crisis marketing and communication. It will also be of utmost interest for practitioners and policy-makers from these fields willing to better understand government communication and its answer to global crises.

Philippe J. Maarek is a professor of political communication at the Paris Est Créteil University (UPEC), France, and Chair of IAMCR's Legal Committee.

The above text is from the publisher’s description of the book:

Title: Manufacturing Government Communication on Covid-19
Author: Philippe J. Maarek
Published: 2022
Pages: 395
Publisher: Springer Cham

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