Building the Fourth Estate: Democratization and the Rise of a Free Press in Mexico / Edition 1

Building the Fourth Estate: Democratization and the Rise of a Free Press in Mexico / Edition 1

by Chappell Lawson, Joseph Chappell H. Lawson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520231716

ISBN-13: 9780520231719

Pub. Date: 08/05/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

Based on an in-depth examination of Mexico's print and broadcast media over the last twenty-five years, this book is the most richly detailed account available of the role of the media in democratization, demonstrating the reciprocal relationship between changes in the press and changes in the political system.
In addition to illuminating the nature of

Overview

Based on an in-depth examination of Mexico's print and broadcast media over the last twenty-five years, this book is the most richly detailed account available of the role of the media in democratization, demonstrating the reciprocal relationship between changes in the press and changes in the political system.
In addition to illuminating the nature of political change in Mexico, this accessibly written study also has broad implications for understanding the role of the mass media in democratization around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520231719
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
1.
Introduction

Part 1: The Old Regime and the Mexican Media
2. The Perfect Dictatorship
3. Media Control under the Perfect Dictatorship
4. Media Coverage under the Perfect Dictatorship

Part 2: Media Opening in Mexico
5. Opening Mexico’s Print Media
6. Opening Mexico’s Broadcast Media

Part 3: The Political Consequences of Media Opening
7. Media Opening and Civil Society in Mexico
8. Media Opening, Scandal, and
Regime Delegitimation
9. Media Opening, Campaigns, and Elections

Part 4: Media Opening and Democratization
10. Conclusions

Appendix
Notes
Bibliography

Index

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