Dr Ana Ines Langer

  • Senior Lecturer (Politics)

telephone: 01413303055
email: Ana.Langer@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Office Hours: Mondays 13.00-15.00

Biography

Ana joined the Politics in September 2006 from the London School of Economics (LSE), where she completed her doctoral studies in political communication. Ana's research focuses on the relationship between media and politics, and on how this affects the conduct and nature of the democratic process. Most of her research focuses on the UK but she has also done comparative work, including about Argentina, Germany and China. She has published about these topics in, among others, West European Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Policy Studies, European Journal of Communication and International Journal Press/Politics. Her book, The Personalisation of Politics in the UK. Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron (Manchester University Press), is the first in-depth historical study of the phenomenon in the UK. Ana has also recently completed a study of campaigning and the use of social media in the Scottish referendum (with colleagues at Policy Scotland) which combines large data sets from social media with interviews with the key campaigners.

Her most recent work continues to explore the phenomenon of the personalisation of politics, now from a comparative perspective and using automated content analysis in large samples of text. She is also developing a mixed methods approach to the study of the role of the media in the policy making process. 

Research Interests

  • The role of the media in the democratic process
  • Media and policy making
  • Personalisation of politics
  • Political campaigns
  • Party’s and government’s communications (especially in the UK and Latin America)

Grants

Grants

  • Media Reporting of China’s Health Reforms, 2005-09’ (with Jane Duckett)
    Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Fund - £1600
    2009- 2010
  • Political Studies Association (PSA) Overseas Conference Grant

Supervision

PhD Supervision

  • The role of the media in the democratic process
  • Media and policy making
  • Personalisation of politics
  • Political campaigns
  • Party’s and government’s communications (especially in the UK and Latin America)

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Politics 1A
  • Politics, Communication and Democracy

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Media and Democracy

Additional information

Other Roles

    • Honours Coordinator Politics (joint - curriculum)
    • MSc/MRes Politcal Communication Convener
    • Convener Comprative Politics Research Cluster
    • College and School Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Committee member
    • College and School Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Appeals Committee member




Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
Number of items: 13.

2018

Langer, A. I., Comerford, M. and McNulty, D. (2018) Online allies and tricky freelancers: understanding the differences in the role of social media in the campaigns for the Scottish Independence Referendum. Political Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2018) Bring back the party: personalization, the media and coalition politics. West European Politics, 41(2), pp. 472-495. (doi:10.1080/01402382.2017.1354528)

2017

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2017) Are all policy decisions equal? Explaining the variation in media coverage of the UK Budget. Policy Studies Journal, 45(2), pp. 337-358. (doi:10.1111/psj.12119)

2014

Holtz-Bacha, C., Langer, A. I. and Merkle, S. (2014) The personalisation of politics in comparative perspective: campaign coverage in Germany and the United Kingdom. European Journal of Communication, 29(2), pp. 153-170. (doi:10.1177/0267323113516727)

2013

Duckett, J. and Langer, A.I. (2013) Populism versus neo-liberalism: diversity and ideology in the Chinese media's reporting of health system reform. Modern China, 39(6), pp. 653-680. (doi:10.1177/0097700413492602)

2011

Langer, A.I. (2011) The Personalisation of Politics in the UK: Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719081460

2010

Langer, A.I. (2010) The politicization of private persona: exceptional leaders or the new rule? The case of the UK and the Blair effect. International Journal of Press/Politics, 15(1), pp. 60-76. (doi:10.1177/1940161209351003)

2008

Langer, A.I. (2008) Peter Mandelson. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

Langer, A.I. (2008) The royal press commission. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

2007

Langer, A.I. (2007) A historical exploration of the personalisation of politics in the print media: the British prime ministers (1945-1999). Parliamentary Affairs, 60(3), pp. 371-387. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsm028)

2006

Scammell, M. and Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising: why is it so boring? Media, Culture and Society, 28(5), p. 763. (doi:10.1177/0163443706067025)

Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising in the United Kingdom. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Political Advertising. Sage: Thousand Oaks, C.A., pp. 65-82. ISBN 9781412917957

2005

Langer, A.I. (2005) Media consumption and public connection: toward a typology of the dispersed citizen. Communication Review, 8(2), pp. 237-257. (doi:10.1080/10714420590953325)

This list was generated on Sun Nov 18 03:22:09 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

Langer, A. I., Comerford, M. and McNulty, D. (2018) Online allies and tricky freelancers: understanding the differences in the role of social media in the campaigns for the Scottish Independence Referendum. Political Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2018) Bring back the party: personalization, the media and coalition politics. West European Politics, 41(2), pp. 472-495. (doi:10.1080/01402382.2017.1354528)

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2017) Are all policy decisions equal? Explaining the variation in media coverage of the UK Budget. Policy Studies Journal, 45(2), pp. 337-358. (doi:10.1111/psj.12119)

Holtz-Bacha, C., Langer, A. I. and Merkle, S. (2014) The personalisation of politics in comparative perspective: campaign coverage in Germany and the United Kingdom. European Journal of Communication, 29(2), pp. 153-170. (doi:10.1177/0267323113516727)

Duckett, J. and Langer, A.I. (2013) Populism versus neo-liberalism: diversity and ideology in the Chinese media's reporting of health system reform. Modern China, 39(6), pp. 653-680. (doi:10.1177/0097700413492602)

Langer, A.I. (2010) The politicization of private persona: exceptional leaders or the new rule? The case of the UK and the Blair effect. International Journal of Press/Politics, 15(1), pp. 60-76. (doi:10.1177/1940161209351003)

Langer, A.I. (2007) A historical exploration of the personalisation of politics in the print media: the British prime ministers (1945-1999). Parliamentary Affairs, 60(3), pp. 371-387. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsm028)

Scammell, M. and Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising: why is it so boring? Media, Culture and Society, 28(5), p. 763. (doi:10.1177/0163443706067025)

Langer, A.I. (2005) Media consumption and public connection: toward a typology of the dispersed citizen. Communication Review, 8(2), pp. 237-257. (doi:10.1080/10714420590953325)

Books

Langer, A.I. (2011) The Personalisation of Politics in the UK: Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719081460

Book Sections

Langer, A.I. (2008) Peter Mandelson. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

Langer, A.I. (2008) The royal press commission. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising in the United Kingdom. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Political Advertising. Sage: Thousand Oaks, C.A., pp. 65-82. ISBN 9781412917957

This list was generated on Sun Nov 18 03:22:09 2018 GMT.