CONfines de relaciones internacionales y ciencia política
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VINCENT, Lucía. La disputa por la mediación durante el kirchnerismo en Argentina. CONfines relacion. internaci. ciencia política [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.13, pp. 49-81. ISSN 1870-3569.
Nestor Kirchner, the ex Argentinean President, developed a unique and new way of relating with the press, totally divergent from the method that previous democratic governments used to have. Through the analysis of Kirchner' speeches, this article will illustrate in which way the president aimed to weaken the media, removing them from their position as the "forth power" and "objective mediators" between the government and the citizens. Those transformations are due to the conditions in which he developed a speciñc type of leadership. Those changes, also, had consequences in the political representation andin the current characteristics of the democratic system in Argentina.
Keywords : Argentina; kirchnerism; mass media; leadership; political communication.