During the last term of Jordi Pujol as president of the Generalitat (1999-2003), the government improved a specific communication policies marked by two factors: the necessary rearrangement of a changing media system and the need of a stronger media support for the CiU party, in clear increasing debility and immersed in the succession process of its founder and president. This article presents an original approach to an object of study rarely analyzed and highlights the close relationship between institucional media policies and political interests of CiU in the period considered. In particular, the reasearch focuses the need to build the leadership image Artur Mas in order to launch him as successor of Pujol and CiU candidate in 2003 elections.
|Translated title of the contribution||Communication policies and political leadership in mediated democracies: The case of Catalonia (1999-2003)|
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||Revista de Estudios Politicos|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|