European Media Governance : National and Regional Dimensions

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Commercialization, concentration, convergence, and globalization have dramatically changed the way that media is governed today.European Media Governanceanalyzes how the governments in thirty-two European countries have slowly but steadily ceded control of the media to marketplace, professional, and public forces. This landmark study offers an overview of media ownership structures in each country as well as analyses of policies, accountability systems, and technological developments in the regions discussed. This book will be an incomparable resource for all students and scholars of European media.

Author Biography

George Terzis is associate professor in and chair of the Department of Communications, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Editor's Prefacep. 13
Introduction: The Current State of Media Governance in Europep. 17
The North Atlantic/Liberal Media Model Countries
Introductionp. 27
The Irish Media Landscapep. 33
The United Kingdom Media Landscapep. 43
The Northern European/Democratic Corporatist Media Model Countries
Introductionp. 55
The Austrian Media Landscapep. 63
The Belgium Media Landscapep. 73
The Danish Media Landscapep. 83
The Finnish Media Landscapep. 97
The German Media Landscapep. 111
The Icelandic Media Landscapep. 125
The Luxembourgian Media Landscapep. 135
The Dutch Media Landscapep. 145
The Norwegian Media Landscapep. 157
The Swedish Media Landscapep. 169
The Swiss Media Landscapep. 181
The Mediterranean/Polarized Pluralist Media Model Countries
Introductionp. 191
The Cypriot Media Landscapep. 201
The French Media Landscapep. 213
The Greek Media Landscapep. 225
The Italian Media Landscapep. 239
The Maltese Media Landscapep. 251
The Portuguese Media Landscapep. 263
The Spanish Media Landscapep. 277
The Turkish Media Landscapep. 289
The Eastern European/Post-Communist Media Model Countries
Introductionp. 303
The Bulgarian Media Landscapep. 315
The Croatian Media Landscapep. 327
The Czech Media Landscapep. 339
The Estonian Media Landscapep. 351
The Hungarian Media Landscapep. 363
The Latvian Media Landscapep. 375
The Lithuanian Media Landscapep. 387
The Polish Media Landscapep. 399
The Romanian Media Landscapep. 411
The Slovakian Media Landscapep. 423
The Slovenian Media Landscapep. 433
Conclusion: Converging Media Governance Arrangements in Europep. 445
About the Authorsp. 459
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