The Media in Transitional Democracies
The book covers the following topics: * normative conceptions of media and democracy; * the role of the past in the transition process; * the internet as a new space for democratic change; * the persistence of political interference in emerging democracies; * the interlocking power of media markets and political ownership; * the challenges to journalistic professionalism in post-authoritarian contexts; * the role of the media in divided societies; The book takes a global view by exploring the interplay of political and media transitions in different pathways of democratization that have taken place in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. It will be of interest to advanced students and scholars who want a better understanding of the media outside established Western democracies. The book will also be of great value to policymakers and activists who are involved in strengthening the media in transitional democracies.
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- Paperback | 204 pages
- 151 x 225 x 22mm | 432g
- 20 May 2013
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
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"Voltmer offers the most comprehensive analysis of the media and political transitions that I have encountered"
"The scope of Voltmer's book is astonishing - it resembles an ocean where geographic magnitude meets with broad and fundamental themes. Voltmer navigates quite elegantly in this space posing remarkably clear questions and logical examples"
European Journal of Communication
'Voltmer has added a superb volume to the literature on democracies in transition: well-considered, original, systematic and a welcome combination of theory and acute observation.'
Monroe Price, University of Pennsylvania
'Voltmer has written a comprehensive, elegant and nuanced analysis about the state of media and democracy around the world. The book is a go-to reference for anyone interested in understanding the dynamic relationship between media and politics, and the obstacles for more plural, public-oriented media.'
Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University
'Comprehensive and contemporary, Voltmer's book is a valuable addition to the comparative media studies literature, and advances our understanding of the close and complex relationship between the media and new democracies.'
Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, London
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