Introduction: Political communication, governance and rhetoric in times of crisis

Ioana A. Coman, Dalia Elsheikh, Miloš Gregor, Darren Lilleker, Edoardo Novelli

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The introductory chapter firstly introduces theories and models from the fields of crisis communication, political communication and political psychology in order to develop an analytical framework for the overall volume. Secondly, the chapter focuses on the phases of a crisis, drawing on the Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants guidelines we link this to the models to develop an ideal world scenario for political communication strategy. Cumulatively, the chapter therefore offers a clear framework for understanding how crises can be managed and their worst effects mitigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitical Communication and COVID-19
Subtitle of host publicationGovernance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781000371680
ISBN (Print)9780367636838
StatePublished - Mar 19 2021


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