Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power / Edition 1

Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power / Edition 1

by Monroe E. Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262661861

ISBN-13: 9780262661867

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

Media have been central to government efforts to reinforce sovereignty and define national identity, but globalization is fundamentally altering media practices, institutions, and content. More than the activities of large conglomerates, globalization entails competition among states as well as private entities to dominate the world's consciousness. Changes in

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Overview

Media have been central to government efforts to reinforce sovereignty and define national identity, but globalization is fundamentally altering media practices, institutions, and content. More than the activities of large conglomerates, globalization entails competition among states as well as private entities to dominate the world's consciousness. Changes in formal and informal rules, in addition to technological innovation, affect the growth and survival or decline of governments.In Media and Sovereignty, Monroe Price focuses on emerging foreign policies that govern media in a world where war has information as well as military fronts. Price asks how the state, in the face of institutional and technological change, controls the forms of information reaching its citizens. He also provides a framework for analyzing the techniques used by states to influence populations in other states. Price draws on an international array of examples of regulation of media for political ends, including "self-regulation," media regulation in conflict zones, the control of harmful and illegal content, and the use of foreign aid to alter media in target societies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262661867
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
IRemapping of Media Space1
1New Role of the State3
2Stability, Transitions, and the Market for Loyalties31
IITropes of Restructuring55
3Metaphor and Model in Media Restructuring57
4Technologies and the Vocabulary of Change89
5Illegal and Harmful Content117
6Newness of New Technology145
IIINegotiating the Changed Media Terrain169
7Toward a Foreign Policy of Information Space171
8Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of International Broadcasting199
9Media Globalization: A Framework for Analysis227
Notes251
Index301

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