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Political marketing, party behaviour and political science

TEMPLE, Mick (2010) Political marketing, party behaviour and political science. In: Global Political Marketing. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 263-277. ISBN 978-0-415-42722-7

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This chapter will critically examine theories of political marketing, with particular reference to the three-stage model as developed by Jennifer Lees-Marshment. The analysis will concentrate on what is arguably the major weakness in the operationalisation of approaches rooted in marketing theory, in that the media appear to be merely an agent for getting the message of both ‘sales-oriented parties’ (SOPs) and ‘market-oriented parties’ (MOPs) across. Both the methods of political marketing (such as focus groups) and the normative elements of the Lees-Marshment model also pose problems for traditional conceptions of democratic accountability. Despite such criticisms, the Lees-Marshment model has been an important contribution to the literature and, as the country studies in this book demonstrate, a valuable aid for comparative study.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Subjects: L200 Politics
P300 Media studies
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Michael TEMPLE
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 16:24
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 16:24
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1526

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