French Electoral Poster Campaigns in the Twenty-First Century

Dumitrescu, Delia (2017) French Electoral Poster Campaigns in the Twenty-First Century. In: Election Posters Around the Globe: Political Campaigning in the Public Space. Springer, pp. 139-157. ISBN 9783319324968

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France has a several centuries-long history of political posters, starting as early as the French Revolution, and for most of their history, posters have been one of the most popular and far reaching communication means. This chapter focuses on poster campaigns in the twenty-first century. To better understand their role in the general campaign, the chapter reviews the current legal regulations. It then discusses the evolution of poster content throughout the centuries and presents new evidence of contemporary poster campaigns using data from the 2007 electoral year. In a nutshell, the presence of posters in the streets is a credible signal of party and candidate campaign strength. The candidate gender can play a role in the content of posters, and this visual information may be particularly important for male candidates' chances of victory. The final section summarizes the main points and highlights some new research directions.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Cultural Politics, Communications & Media
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:41
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32498-2_8

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