Democracy and the Media A Comparative Perspective
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Description: This book presents a systematic overview and assessment of the impacts of politics on the media, and of the media on politics, in authoritarian, transitional and democratic regimes in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Chile, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Its analysis of the interactions between macro- and micro-level factors incorporates the disciplinary perspectives of political science, mass communications, sociology and social psychology. These essays show that medias effects on politics are the product of often complex and contingent interactions among various causal factors, including media technologies, the structure of the media market, the legal and regulatory framework, the nature of basic political institutions, and the characteristics of individual citizens. The authors conclusions challenge a number of conventional wisdoms concerning the political roles and effects of the mass media on regime support and change, on the political behavior of citizens, and on the quality of democracy.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2000
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Anthony Mughan is Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at the Ohio State University.
|List of Contributors|
|The Media in Democratic and Nondemocratic Regimes: A Multilevel Perspective|
|The Media and Politics in Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy|
|Institutional Incapacity, the Attentive Public, and Media Pluralism in Russia|
|Democratic Transformation and the Mass Media in Hungary: From Stalinism to Democratic Consolidation|
|The Modernization of Communications: The Media in the Transition to Democracy in Chile|
|Media Influence in the Italian Transition from a Consensual to a Majoritarian Democracy|
|The United States: News in a Free-Market Society|
|Japan: News and Politics in a Media-Saturated Democracy|
|The Netherlands: Media and Politics between Segmented Pluralism and Market Forces|
|Great Britain: The End of News at Ten and the Changing News Environment|
|Germany: A Society and a Media System in Transition|
|The Political Impact of the Media: A Reassessment|