From a leader-centred to a party-centred system? The curious case of media (de-)personalisation in Yugoslavia and Croatia, 1945–2015

Šimunjak, Maja (2018) From a leader-centred to a party-centred system? The curious case of media (de-)personalisation in Yugoslavia and Croatia, 1945–2015. Europe-Asia Studies, 70 (9). pp. 1496-1514. ISSN 1465-3427 (doi:10.1080/09668136.2018.1533915)

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Abstract

It is often argued that the politics of Central Eastern European countries revolve around political leaders. This can inhibit the development of fragile political institutions and the process of democratisation in general. This article examines patterns of media representation of political actors in the transition from a communist to a post-communist setting in the case of Yugoslavia and Croatia. The results show that, although there are significant similarities between the prominence of leaders in the communist and early post-communist eras, in the process of democratisation media attention has shifted significantly from leaders to parties as collectives.

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Keywords (uncontrolled): Geography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, History
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 25828
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Europe-Asia Studies on 21/10/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09668136.2018.1533915
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Depositing User: Maja Simunjak
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 14:45
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 05:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25828

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