Contingent dynamics of political humour

Sammy Basu*, Massih Zekavat

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This article introduces the themes of the special issue. It offers a provisional working conception of “political humour.” It then notes some of the tendencies and challenges for scholarship on political humour, namely, that political humour interacts contingently and conditionally with intentions, contexts, and audiences. The individual articles of the special issue are briefly summarized, and some concluding lessons drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Humour Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1-Nov-2021
Externally publishedYes


  • communication
  • democracy
  • media
  • political humour
  • power

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