Campaigning between East and West : Finland and the Cold War in the presidential campaign films of Urho Kekkonen

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Kortti , J P & Lounasmeri , L I 2020 , ' Campaigning between East and West : Finland and the Cold War in the presidential campaign films of Urho Kekkonen ' , Cold War History , vol. 20 , no. 3 , pp. 329-348 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2018.1532996

Title: Campaigning between East and West : Finland and the Cold War in the presidential campaign films of Urho Kekkonen
Author: Kortti, Jukka Petteri; Lounasmeri, Lotta Inari
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Centre for European Studies
University of Helsinki, Centre for European Studies
Date: 2020-07-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Cold War History
ISSN: 1468-2745
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/317943
Abstract: This article examines political campaign films from the point of view of propaganda to explore how this idea fits into the context of a democratic Nordic nation. During the Cold War, Finland was governed by Urho Kekkonen as President for 25 years (1956–81). The authors look at Kekkonen’s campaign films to see how his public image was meticulously planned and systematically shaped to create an almost mythical figure. The political and media context in which these films were presented is also analysed to understand how Eastern and Western influences affected the content and style of persuasion in the films. As a result, they find a bricolage of propagandistic influences from both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Subject: Cold War
Finland
Urho Kekkonen
campaigning
presidential election
propaganda
5171 Political Science
5172 Global Politics
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