In contemporary democracies the construction of political leadership is driven by communication strategies with greater emphasis on image over substance and personality over ideology. This article analyzes two countries: Italy and France that have been recently characterized by a remarkable increase in personalization and mediatization of politics. First the article intends to identify some key features of the leadership that emerge and prove to be successful in mediatized democracies. Second, the article makes a comparison between French and Italian electoral campaigns. Finally, the article examines the cases of two leaders who have left their mark on recent electoral campaigns and are credited with remarkable expertise in political marketing and news management: Silvio Berlusconi and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mediatization and Personalization of Politics in Italy and France. The Cases of Berlusconi and Sarkozy / D. Campus. - In: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRESS/POLITICS. - ISSN 1940-1612. - STAMPA. - 15:(2010), pp. 219-235. [10.1177/1940161209358762]

Mediatization and Personalization of Politics in Italy and France. The Cases of Berlusconi and Sarkozy

CAMPUS, DONATELLA
2010

Abstract

In contemporary democracies the construction of political leadership is driven by communication strategies with greater emphasis on image over substance and personality over ideology. This article analyzes two countries: Italy and France that have been recently characterized by a remarkable increase in personalization and mediatization of politics. First the article intends to identify some key features of the leadership that emerge and prove to be successful in mediatized democracies. Second, the article makes a comparison between French and Italian electoral campaigns. Finally, the article examines the cases of two leaders who have left their mark on recent electoral campaigns and are credited with remarkable expertise in political marketing and news management: Silvio Berlusconi and Nicolas Sarkozy.
2010
Mediatization and Personalization of Politics in Italy and France. The Cases of Berlusconi and Sarkozy / D. Campus. - In: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRESS/POLITICS. - ISSN 1940-1612. - STAMPA. - 15:(2010), pp. 219-235. [10.1177/1940161209358762]
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