Tag: Municipal elections; Public communication; Sentiment analysis; Social media; Topic modeling

Strategic public communication on Covid-19: Evidence from the French municipal elections in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of public communication by municipalities. This study investigates how political incentives shape the content and the form of this communication around local elections. Based on agenda-setting theory and information processing theory, we expect more comprehensive communication about Covid-19 and a more positive tone of these disclosures in municipalities where a second ballot takes […]