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Communications Policy Theories and Issues

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ISBN-10: 0230224598

ISBN-13: 9780230224599

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos, Ralph Negrine

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Culture, politics, economics and technology all impact upon policy decisions. This book explores relevant theory and research from across these fields to introduce key debates and developments in communications policy. With contributions from leading scholars, this book is key reading for all students, researchers and policy makers.
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Notes on Contributors
Theories
Approaches to Communications Policy: An Introduction
Policy and communications: in search of definitions
Communications policy and the state
The organization of this book
Mediating the Public through Policy
Introduction
Definitional approaches
Defining media policy for the 21st century
Exemplar media policy issues
Conclusions
Notes
The Age of Access? Information Policy and Social Progress
Introduction
The future of information policy
Conclusion: towards the age of access
Media and Social Demand: Research at the Interface of Policy Studies and Audience Studies
Policy studies/audience studies: issues at the interface
Policy studies: one problem, two traditions
Audience studies: consumers and citizens
Regarding social demand
Notes
The Development of a European Civil Society through EU Public Service Communication
Introduction
The context of Europe's communication deficit
The significance of Europe's communication deficit
A European audiovisual communication institution of public news journalism
Notes
Issues
The Escalating War against Corporate Media
The media reform movement comes to life
Powell and Copps take the stage
Beltway opposition stiffens
Powell's three arguments
Opposition grows beyond the beltway
Left and right join the fight
From the FCC to Congress
Notes
The Role of the European Institutions in National Media Regulation
Introduction
Convergence in national media policies
Conclusion
Notes
Public Broadcasters in the Digital Age
The position of the public service broadcasters in Europe
Old challenges, new challenges
Concluding remarks for policy considerations
Transformations of the State in Telecommunications
Introduction
The state as owner and operator
The state as a regulator
The state as a facilitator and stopgap
The role of the state reconsidered
Review and outlook
Notes
Coordinating Internet Policies: The Time has Come
Introduction
Cross-border issues
A proposal
Framing the Information Society: A Comparison of Policy Approaches by the USA and the EU
Background
Method
Results
Discussion and conclusions
Notes
Endnote: Prospects for Communications Policy Research
References
Index