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The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences.
• Provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field
• Includes contributions from western and eastern Europe, North and Central America, Africa and Asia
• Offers new conceptual frameworks and new methodologies for mapping the contours of emergent global media and communication policy
• Draws on theory and empirical research to offer multiple perspectives on the local, national, regional and global forums in which policy debate occurs

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“Sorely missing in the academic literature on communicationwas a solid book on  governance. The Mansell-Raboy textrepairs this splendidly. Precious reading for those with aninterest in policy issues.”
- Cees J. Hamelink, professor emeritus of internationalcommunication, University of Amsterdam

"A comprehensive and authoritative resource for understandingkey policy issues arising from the Communications Revolution,within a coherent framework shaped by a historical vision and acritical eye. Excellent."
- Denis McQuail, Amsterdam School for Communication

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Meet the Author

Robin Mansell is Professor and Dixons Chair in New Media andthe Internet, former Head of the Department of Media andCommunications, London School of Economics and Political Scienceand Past President of the International Association for Media andCommunications Research. She is co-author of Mobilizing theInformation Society: Strategies for Growth and Opportunity(2000) and editor of books including The Oxford Handbook ofInformation and Communication Technologies (2007) and Trustand Crime in Information Societies (2005) and some 100 journalarticles and reports in the media and communication policy field.

Marc Raboy is Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics,Media and Communications in the Department of Art History andCommunication Studies at McGill University. A former journalist ina wide variety of media, he is the author or editor of seventeenbooks and more than one hundred journal articles or book chapters,as well as reports for such organizations as the World Bank,UNESCO, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, the EuropeanBroadcasting Union, the Policy Research Secretariat of theGovernment of Canada, and the Quebec Ministry for Culture andCommunication.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables viii

Notes on Contributors x

Series Editor's Preface xv

Acknowledgements xvi

1 Introduction: Foundations of the Theory and Practice of GlobalMedia and Communication Policy 1
Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy

Part I Contested Concepts: An Emerging Field 21

2 The Origins of International Agreements and Global Media: ThePost, the Telegraph, and Wireless Communication Before World War I23
Ted Magder

3 The Evolution of GMCP Institutions 40
Don MacLean

4 Whose Global Village? 58
William H. Melody

5 Free Flow Doctrine in Global Media Policy 79
Kaarle Nordenstreng

6 Human Rights and Their Role in Global Media and CommunicationDiscourses 95
Rikke Frank Jørgensen

7 Policy's Hubris: Power, Fantasy, and the Limits of (Global)Media Policy Interventions 113
Nico Carpentier

Part II Democratization: Policy in Practice 129

8 Power Dynamics in Multi-stakeholder Policy Processes andIntra-civil Society Networking 131
Bart Cammaerts

9 Media Reform in the United States and Canada: Activism andAdvocacy for Media Policies in the Public Interest 147
Leslie Regan Shade

10 Community Media in a Globalized World: The Relevance andResilience of Local Radio 166
Kate Coyer

11 Global Media Policy and Crisis States 180
Monroe E. Price

12 The Post-Soviet Media and Communication Policy Landscape: TheCase of Russia 192
Andrei Richter

13 Public Service Broadcasting: Product (and Victim?) of PublicPolicy 210
Karol Jakubowicz

14 User Rights for the Internet Age: Communications PolicyAccording to "Netizens" 230
Arne Hintz and Stefania Milan

Part III Cultural Diversity: Contesting Power 243

15 Media Research and Public Policy: Tiding Over the Rupture245
Biswajit Das and Vibodh Parthasarathi

16 Whose Democracy? Rights-based Discourse and GlobalIntellectual Property Rights Activism 261
Boatema Boateng

17 Global Media Policy and Cultural Pluralism 276
Karim H. Karim

18 The Emergent Supranational Arab Media Policy Sphere 293
Marwan M. Kraidy

19 The Mediterranean Arab Mosaic between Free Press Developmentand Unequal Exchanges with the "North" 306
Jamal Eddine Naji

20 Rethinking Communication for Development Policy: SomeConsiderations 319
Linje Manyozo

21 The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity: Cultural Policyand International Trade in Cultural Products 336
Peter S. Grant

Part IV Markets and Globality 353

22 Economic Approaches to Media Policy 355
Robert G. Picard

23 Postcolonial Media Policy Under the Long Shadow of Empire366
Amin Alhassan and Paula Chakravartty

24 Policy Imperialism: Bilateral Trade Agreements as Instrumentsof Media Governance 383
Andrew Calabrese and Marco Briziarelli

25 ICT Policy-making and International Trade Agreements in theCaribbean 395
Hopeton S. Dunn

26 Legislation, Regulation, and Management in the South AfricanBroadcasting Landscape: A Case Study of the South AfricanBroadcasting Corporation 414
Ruth Teer-Tomaselli

27 Regulation as Linguistic Engineering 432
Roberta G. Lentz

Part V Governance: New Policy and Research Challenges449

28 Gender and Communication Policy: Struggling for Space451
Margaret Gallagher

29 The Environment and Global Media and Communication Policy467
Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller

30 Anti-terrorism and the Harmonization of Media andCommunication Policy 486
Sandra Braman

31 Regulating the Internet in the Interests of Children:Emerging European and International Approaches 505
Sonia Livingstone

32 From Television without Frontiers to the Digital Big Bang:The EU's Continuous Efforts to Create a Future-proof Internal MediaMarket 525
Caroline Pauwels and Karen Donders

33 Actors and Interactions in Global Communication Governance:The Heuristic Potential of a Network Approach 543
Claudia Padovani and Elena Pavan

Index 564

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