From a leader-centred to a party-centred system? The curious case of media (de-)personalisation in Yugoslavia and Croatia, 1945–2015

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Simunjak, M. 2018. From a leader-centred to a party-centred system? The curious case of media (de-)personalisation in Yugoslavia and Croatia, 1945–2015. Europe-Asia Studies. 70 (9), pp. 1496-1514. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2018.1533915
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TitleFrom a leader-centred to a party-centred system? The curious case of media (de-)personalisation in Yugoslavia and Croatia, 1945–2015
AuthorsSimunjak, M.
Abstract

It is often argued that the politics of Central Eastern European countries revolve around political leaders. This can inhibit the development of fragile political institutions and the process of democratisation in general. This article examines patterns of media representation of political actors in the transition from a communist to a post-communist setting in the case of Yugoslavia and Croatia. The results show that, although there are significant similarities between the prominence of leaders in the communist and early post-communist eras, in the process of democratisation media attention has shifted significantly from leaders to parties as collectives.

KeywordsGeography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, History
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalEurope-Asia Studies
ISSN0966-8136
Electronic1465-3427
Publication dates
Online29 Nov 2018
Print21 Oct 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Dec 2018
Accepted31 Aug 2017
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Europe-Asia Studies on 21/10/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09668136.2018.1533915

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2018.1533915
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