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New Media, Old Regimes : Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy

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New Media, Old Regimes: Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy, by Lyombe S. Eko, is a collection of novel theoretical perspectives and case studies in comparative communication law. Through these cases, Eko describes, explains and illustrates how a number of nation-states, transnational, and international organizations employ culture-specific "distillations" of universal principles to resolve tensions between freedom of expression and other societal interests in real space and cyberspace. This study provides essential scholarship on comparative communication law and policy.show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 34mm | 619.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 4 black & white illustrations, 5 tables
  • 0739192817
  • 9780739192818
  • 2,111,712

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New Media, Old Regimes is one of the most interesting and innovative studies of comparative communications law available. Eko's use of a case-study approach to reveal the tensions between different political and cultural systems and their differing concepts of freedom of expression is extremely effective and enlightening. -- Eric Easton, University of Baltimore This book offers both a contribution to the theoretical foundations of comparative communication law and policy and thought-provoking case studies that illustrate clashes between culturally specific interpretations of communication rights and obligations. -- Manuel Puppis, Univeristy of Zurich, Switzerland This is a fine book by an able media law scholar, whose research has informed me over the years, especially when I wanted to expand my "reverse perspective" on American law on freedom of speech and the press."show more

About Lyombe Eko

Lyombe S. Eko is an associate professor of communication and co-director of the African Studies Program at the University of Iowa.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Mapping the Terrain of Comparative Communication Law Part 1. Theoretical Approaches Chapter 2. Systemic Approaches to Comparative Communication Law and Policy: Regulatory Regimes and Policy Transfer Chapter 3. Politico-Cultural Approaches to Comparative Communication Law and Policy: Exceptionalism, Mentalities, and Asymmetries Chapter 4. The European Supranational Communication Law and Policy Regime Chapter 5. Multilateral Resolution of Communication Problems: The International Communications Regulatory Regime Part 2. Comparative Case Studies in International Communication Law and Policy Chapter 6. New Media, Old Authoritarian Regimes: Instrumentalization of the Internet and Networked Social Media in the "Arab Spring" of 2011 in North Africa Chapter 7. Old Religions, Old Mentalities: The Mohammad Cartoons Affair as a Clash of Religious "Establishmentalities" Chapter 8. New Technologies, Old Mentalities: The Internet, the Minitel, and Exceptionalist Information and Communication Technology Policy Chapter 9. New Technologies, Old Big Brother: Internet Surveillance and "Governmentality" in the United States and the Russian Federation Chapter 10. American Exceptionalism, the French Exception, and Harmonization of Intellectual Property Law by the United States and France Chapter 11. New Media Old Images: Re-presentation of the Problem of Online Child Pornography Under International, European, and American Law Chapter 12. New Realities, Old Ideologies: Communication Policy Transfers and "Developmentality" in Africa Chapter 13. New Media, Ancient Animosities: "Propaganda of the Deed" and the Laws of War in the NATO/Yugoslav War of 1999 Epilogueshow more