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The media in transitional democracies, Katrin Voltmer

Label
The media in transitional democracies
Title
The media in transitional democracies
Statement of responsibility
Katrin Voltmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The last quarter of a century has seen an unprecedented wave of democratization around the globe. In these transitions from authoritarian rule to a more democratic order, the media have played a key role both by facilitating, but frequently also inhibiting, democratic practices to take root. This book provides an accessible and systematic introduction to the media in transitional democracies. It analyses the problems that occur when transforming the media into independent institutions that are able to inform citizens and hold governments to account. 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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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Voltmer, Katrin
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.8
LC item number
.V65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary political communication
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  • Mass media
  • New democracies
  • Demokratisierung
  • Massenmedien
Label
The media in transitional democracies, Katrin Voltmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-257) and index
Contents
Part I: What Democracy? What media? -- 1. Democracy and democratization : one idea, many roads -- 2. Democratic media : a question of means and ends -- Part II: The media and political change across time and space -- 3. Communication technologies and journalistic agency : mass media and political change -- 4. Complex transitions and uncertain outcomes : the media and democratization over time -- 5. Emerging media systems and the legacies of the past -- Part III: Transforming the media -- 6. Media and the state -- 7. Media markets -- 8. Political parallelism -- 9. Journalistic professionalism
Control code
844772136
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 275 p.
Isbn
9780745644592
Lccn
2012277597
System control number
(OCoLC)844772136
Label
The media in transitional democracies, Katrin Voltmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-257) and index
Contents
Part I: What Democracy? What media? -- 1. Democracy and democratization : one idea, many roads -- 2. Democratic media : a question of means and ends -- Part II: The media and political change across time and space -- 3. Communication technologies and journalistic agency : mass media and political change -- 4. Complex transitions and uncertain outcomes : the media and democratization over time -- 5. Emerging media systems and the legacies of the past -- Part III: Transforming the media -- 6. Media and the state -- 7. Media markets -- 8. Political parallelism -- 9. Journalistic professionalism
Control code
844772136
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 275 p.
Isbn
9780745644592
Lccn
2012277597
System control number
(OCoLC)844772136

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