Dr. Óscar Luengo, Universidad de Granada
Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología
Universidad de Granada
Rector López Argüeta, s/n
Dr. Darren Lilleker, Bournemouth University (Talbot Campus)
Recognised as a study group in 1980; granted research committee status in 1984.
Encourages scientific analysis and discussion of the political aspects of communication within states (in a comparative framework) and across national boundaries and develops means of facilitating interaction among scholars who are conducting research on related issues and topics. Members are concerned with a diverse set of research interests including the international structure of communication, political theories of communication, the relationship between the public and private broadcasting sectors, cross-national comparative studies, the political impact of the media, the impact of technology and technological change on politics, values and cognition, and models of diplomatic communication.