Globalization and Media Policy History, Culture, Politics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book takes a fresh look at media and communications policy and provides a comprehensive account of issues that are central to the study of the field. It moves beyond the " specifics" of regulation, by examining policy areas that have proved to be of common concern for societies across different socioeconomic realities. It also seeks to address profound gaps in the study of policy by demonstrating the centrality of historical, social, and political context in debates that may appear solely technical or economic. Media Policy and Globalization covers the institutional changes in the communications policy arena by examining the changing role of the state, technology and the market, and the role of civil society. It discusses actual policy areas in broadcasting, telecommunications and the information society and examines the often-overlooked normative dimensions of communications policy. Features*Provides a cross-disciplinary critical perspective of the politics of communications policy-making in a global context*Explores new issues in communications policy such as ethical concerns and the " internationality of policy" *Useful for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of communications and media studies, and international and global studies

Author Biography

Katharine Sarikakis is Senior Lecturer in Communications Policy and Course Director MA in Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Tables and figuresp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. x
Policy contextsp. 1
Capitalism, technology, institutions and the study of communications and media policyp. 3
Revisiting the history of global communication and media policyp. 24
The policy domainsp. 49
Governing the central nervous system of the global economy: telecommunications policyp. 51
Governing the backbone of cultures: broadcasting policyp. 85
Policy paradigmsp. 111
Policies for a new world or the emperor's new clothes? The Information Societyp. 113
Civil society and social justice: the limits and possibilities of global governancep. 145
Conclusionp. 169
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 205
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