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Andrew Chadwick is a British political scientist and communications researcher. His work focuses on the fields of political communication and mobilization, news and journalism, and democratic engagement and governance. He is currently Professor of Political Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. His latest book The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power was released in 2013.


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Early life and education

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Chadwick completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Rodney Barker at the London School of Economics. His thesis later became his first book, Augmenting Democracy: Political Movements and Constitutional Reform During the Rise of Labour, 1900-1924.


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Chadwick was the Head of Department in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway from 2006-2009. He is also the Founder and Co-Director, with Professor Ben O'Loughlin, of the New Political Communication Unit based at Royal Holloway.

Chadwick has contributed to field-building in this area of communication studies. He edited the Handbook of Internet Politics with Philip N. Howard, and is the founder and editor of Oxford Studies in Digital Politics. He was awarded the American Sociological Association's Best Book Award (Communication and Information Technologies Section) in 2007 for his book Internet Politics: States, Citizens and New Communication Technologies. His most recent book, The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power, offers a critical analysis of the exercise of power in a media system characterized by a meshing of media types.

In 2014 Chadwick is one of eight Commissioners on the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement, which has been launched in response to concerns raised regarding the UK Government's proposed Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill.

Chadwick has contributed to, amongst others, The Independent, BBC Radio 4 (Today, World at One and Moral Maze), and the Daily Telegraph. In 2012, Chadwick was invited to speak at the Holberg Prize Symposium, where he delivered an address on the hybrid media system. He held a visiting position at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Selected publications

  • Chadwick, Andrew, The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Chadwick, Andrew and Howard, Phillip N. eds. Handbook of Internet Politics. London: Routledge, 2009.
  • Chadwick, Andrew, Internet Politics: States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Chadwick, Andrew and Heffernan, Richard, eds. The New Labour Reader. Cambridge: Polity, 2003.
  • Chadwick, Andrew, Augmenting Democracy: Political Movements and Constitutional Reform During the Rise of Labour, 1900-1924. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 1999.
  • References

    Andrew Chadwick Wikipedia

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