Democratizing Global Media / Edition 1

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Overview

Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses key_and often contentious_issues such as the power of media, the benefits of media globalization, and the political role of media. More than a critique, Democratizing Global Media offers positive alternatives, from peace journalism to popular movements toward democratizing media and public communication.

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Editorial Reviews

Asian Journal of Communication
Among the great achievements of this volume is its ability to provide both breadth and depth in its treatment of the complex relationship between democratization processes and globalization.
Andrew Arno
This book . . . stands to become a valuable contribution [to media studies]. It expands our understanding of a tremendously complex and important set of problems in the area of media, globalism, and political culture. Not only do the editors and contributors effectively frame the issues—and the interrelations among the issues—but their work will stimulate discussion across a wide range of readership, and they suggest several fruitful paths of policy development and media activism. . . . The broad cross-cutting issues are considered across the global mediascape of culturally and historically distinct regions and localities.
CHOICE
The book offers not only a nuanced and complex presentation of democratic media formations but also, and most useful, a possible model: i.e., regimes that have devised a multiple-media system that includes state, commercial, public, and community media, ownership, and control offer the most balanced and democratized communication. Highly recommended.
Majid Tehranian
This volume serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, it provides fresh scholarship on media democratization from a variety of national, regional, global, and gender perspectives. On the other hand, it raises the level of democratic consciousness for a general public that often feeds on its own biased national media systems.
Choice
The book offers not only a nuanced and complex presentation of democratic media formations but also, and most useful, a possible model: i.e., regimes that have devised a multiple-media system that includes state, commercial, public, and community media, ownership, and control offer the most balanced and democratized communication. Highly recommended.
Asian Journal Of Communication
Among the great achievements of this volume is its ability to provide both breadth and depth in its treatment of the complex relationship between democratization processes and globalization.
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Meet the Author

Robert A. Hackett is professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Canada. Yuezhi Zhao is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Canada.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1 Media Globalization, Media Democratization: Challenges, Issues, and Paradoxes Part 4 Part I: Media Globalization and Democratic Deficits: National and Regional Audits Chapter 5 2 Civil Society as Contested Concept: Media and Political Transformation in Eastern and Central Europe Chapter 6 3 Who Wants Democracy and Does It Deliver Food? Communication and Power in a Globally Integrated China Chapter 7 4 Contested Futures: Indian Media at the Crossroads Chapter 8 5 Changing Political Cultures and Media under Globalism in Latin America Chapter 9 6 Media in 'Globalizing' Africa: What Prospects for Democratic Communication? Part 10 Part II: Media and Democracy in Global Sites and Conflicts Chapter 11 7 Globalization, Regionalization, and Democratization: The Interaction of Three Paradigms in the Field of Mass Communication Chapter 12 8 Constructing Collective Identities and Democratic Media in a Globalizing World: Israel as a Test Case Chapter 13 9 The Iraq Conflict and the Media: Embedded with War Rather than with Peace and Democracy Chapter 14 10 Global Media Governance as a Potential Site of Civil Society Intervention Part 15 Part III: Modalities of Democratization Chapter 16 11 Beyond Wiggle Room: American Corporate Media's Democratic Deficit, Its Global Implications, and Prospects for Reform Chapter 17 12 Globalization, Communication, Democratization: Toward Gender Equality Chapter 18 13 Peace Journalism: A Global Dialog for Democracy and Democratic Media Chapter 19 14 Finding a Frame: Towards a Transnational Advocacy Campaign to Democratize Communication Chapter 20 Index Chapter 21 About the Contributors

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