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The Resource Media, markets, and democracy, C. Edwin Baker

Media, markets, and democracy, C. Edwin Baker

Label
Media, markets, and democracy
Title
Media, markets, and democracy
Statement of responsibility
C. Edwin Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The mass media and free press should serve people both as consumers and as citizens. Critics claim that government interventions in media markets prevent audiences from getting the media products they want. Political theorists assert that a free press is essential for democracy. The critics' claim is incorrect and the theorists' assertion is inadequate as a policy or constitutional guide. Even if markets properly provide for people's desires or preferences for most products, Part I of this book shows that unique aspects of media products systematically cause markets to fail in respect to them. Part II shows that four prominent, but different, theories of democracy lead to different conceptions of good journalistic practice, good media policy, and proper constitutional principles. While implicitly favoring a theory of "complex democracy," Part II makes it clear that the choice among democratic theories is crucial for understanding what should be meant by a free press. Part III explores one currently controversial issue - international free trade in media products. Contrary to the American negotiating position relating to media products, both economic and democratic theory justify deviations from free trade."--Jacket
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Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
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Baker, C. Edwin
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.M36
LC item number
B35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Communication, society, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of the press
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of the press
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Massamedia
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Economische aspecten
  • Démocratie
  • Communication en marketing
  • Médias et politique
  • Liberté de la presse
  • Demokratie
  • Pressefreiheit
  • Massenmedien
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Demokratie
  • Massenmedien
  • Presse
Label
Media, markets, and democracy, C. Edwin Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Journalistic Ideals
  • Fears and Responsive Policies
  • Constitutional Implications
  • An Illustration: International Trade
  • Trade and Economics
  • Trade, Culture, and Democracy
  • Postscript: The Internet and Digital Technologies
  • Serving Audiences
  • Not Toasters: The Special Nature of Media Products
  • Public Goods and Monopolistic Competition
  • The Problem of Externalities
  • The Market as a Measure of Preferences
  • Where To? Policy Responses
  • Serving Citizens
  • Different Democracies and Their Media
Control code
46402100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780521804356
Lccn
2001025498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46402100
Label
Media, markets, and democracy, C. Edwin Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Journalistic Ideals
  • Fears and Responsive Policies
  • Constitutional Implications
  • An Illustration: International Trade
  • Trade and Economics
  • Trade, Culture, and Democracy
  • Postscript: The Internet and Digital Technologies
  • Serving Audiences
  • Not Toasters: The Special Nature of Media Products
  • Public Goods and Monopolistic Competition
  • The Problem of Externalities
  • The Market as a Measure of Preferences
  • Where To? Policy Responses
  • Serving Citizens
  • Different Democracies and Their Media
Control code
46402100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780521804356
Lccn
2001025498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46402100

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