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Introduction to the Special Issue: Informality Matters. Perspectives for Studies on Political Communication

Author: KLAUS KAMPS
Published in GPS, Vol. 9 No. 1

This paper conceptualizes informal political communication and outlines perspectives of communication research in this broadly unexplored area. While informal political networks or governance-structures in policy fields have been the subject of a considerable amount of analyses, communication as such appears to be a neglected dimension. The main objectives of this paper are: a) to link literature on informal politics – mostly rooted in political science – to communication studies, b) to identify approaches of communication studies that should contribute to a more detailed and wider understanding of policy processes and, finally, c) to discuss the perspectives of research on informal political communication whilst introducing this issue of German Policy Studies.

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