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Drezner, D.W. 2014. Metaphor of the Living Dead: Or, the Effect of the Zombie Apocalypse on Public Policy Discourse. Social Research: An International Quarterly 81 (4) : 825–849. 25 pp. URL
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As it is worldwide known, zombie genre has become extremely popular due to the reflection of a varied range of anxiety. Following this pattern, some of the actors who accepted the role of zombie had an underlying purpose of going forward with their political message. Several factors leading to success could be drawn in using the living dead as a mean of political promotion but it has also some disadvantages such as the view of the future or modern society as an apocalypses because of the constant zombie inputs. One possible solution could be the use of a greater heterogeneous variety of concepts within the zombie field.