Political Communication Ethics: Theory and Practice brings together scholars and practitioners to introduce students to what, if any, ethical responsibilities political professionals have. Chapter authors range from a top Republican lobbyist to an Obama appointee, from leading academics to top digital strategists, and more.
As a collection of diverse perspectives covering speechwriting and political communication, advocacy, political campaigns, online politics, and American civil religion, this book serves as an essential resource for students and scholars across many disciplines.
Peter Loge is associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University and the founding director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication. He has served in senior staff positions in the US Congress and Obama administration, has worked as a lobbyist and strategic communications consultant, and had led and advised a range of advocacy organizations.
The language of a highly polarized and populist politics forces the question: What are the ethics of political communication? Peter Loge, founder and director of the unique Project on Ethics in Political Communication at the George Washington, has brought together a rich and timely compendium of professional and scholarly wisdom to answer that question from a variety of disciplines, experiences, and viewpoints.
If ever there was a time we needed considerations of ethics in political communication, it is now. Peter Loge and his contributors provide a comprehensive and contemporary analysis of political communication ethics. This text is essential in understanding the essential role of ethics in the theory and practice of politics in a democracy.