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Media, Movements and Politics (M2P)
Main organisation:Department of Political Science
Lifecycle:1 Oct 2003 → Today
Organisation profile:The research group Media, Movements, and Politics (M²P) covers a broad but distinct field. M²P investigates different forms of political behavior both by individual actors (e.g. citizens, journalists etc.) as well as by collective actors embedded in institutions (e.g. political parties, social movements, etc.). Most research deals with the non-institutional side of politics; the group focuses on the input side of politics; on the groups and actors situated at the beginning of the policy-making cycle. Most of the group's research is situated on the edge of several disciplines: political science, communications, and sociology. Agenda-setting—investigating people's attention to issues—is M²P's most employed theoretical approach. In all its research, M²P has the ambition to generate output at an international level, embedded in international networks and in collaboration with international colleagues. Three research domains stand out: (1) Media & Politics. (2) Social Movements & Political Participation. (3) Public opinion & Campaign effects.
Keywords:PUBLIC OPINION, ELECTIONS, PROTEST, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, POLITICAL AGENDA, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, POLITICAL PARTIES
Disciplines:Social psychology, Citizenship, immigration and political inequality, International and comparative politics, National politics, Political behaviour, Political organisations and institutions, Political theory and methodology, Communication sciences, Journalism and professional writing, Media studies