Theory of political communication


The class is divided into an introduction, followed by a first ("top-down communication"), and then second sections ("bottom-up communication").

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

Students are required to have attended one class of introduction to political science or political sociology.

Form of assessment

The number of ECTS credits and the assessment methods are likely to be different for students in credit exchange programmes.


  • Gerstlé J., La communication politique, Armand Colin, 2008.
  • Maigret E., Sociologie de la communication et des médias, Armand Colin, 2015.
  • Riutort P., Sociologie de la communication politique, La découverte, 2007.
  • Bréchon P., Enquêtes qualitatives, enquêtes quantitatives, Grenoble, PUG, 2011.
  • Dargent C., Sociologie des opinions, Paris, Armand-Colin, 2011.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 2.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching

Open to exchange students



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