Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies

Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies

by Isaac A. Blankson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791472337

ISBN-13: 9780791472330

Pub. Date: 10/11/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Negotiating Democracy addresses issues that have defined the challenges and consequences of media transformation faced by new and emerging democracies. These issues include the dismantling of national broadcasting systems, the promotion of private independent and pluralistic media, the clash between liberal democratic and authoritarian political traditions,

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Negotiating Democracy addresses issues that have defined the challenges and consequences of media transformation faced by new and emerging democracies. These issues include the dismantling of national broadcasting systems, the promotion of private independent and pluralistic media, the clash between liberal democratic and authoritarian political traditions, negotiations about the appropriate broadcast language, and the potential for free press and for freedom of speech. The contributors use examples from countries such as Cambodia, Bulgaria, Iran, Nigeria, and Taiwan to not only provide detailed analysis of regional and/or nation-specific cases of media, but also to identify transnational patterns that help deepen the understanding of the media's role in globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791472330
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/11/2007
Series:
SUNY series in Global Media Studies Series
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
List of Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: Media and Democracy in the Age of Globalization   Patrick D. Murphy     1
Regional Trends in Media and Democracy
Media Independence and Pluralism in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges of Democratization and Liberalization   Isaac A. Blankson     15
Vestiges of Authoritarianism: Monopoly Broadcasting in Central America   Rick Rockwell     35
Emerging Media Transformations in the New Europe: Past and Future Challenges   Noemi Marin   Laura Lengel     51
State Control, Liberalization, and Democratic Reform
An Awakening in Cambodia: From Failed State to a Media-Rich Society   Drew O. McDaniel     77
First Democracy in Chinese History: Media's Role in the Democratization of Taiwan   Kuldip R. Rampal     99
Nigeria: Equivocating while Opening the Broadcast Liberalization Gates   Chuka Onwumechili     123
Media, the State, and the Prodemocracy Movement in Iran   Mehdi Semati     143
Transformations and Development of the Korean Broadcasting Media   Doobo Shim   Dal Yong Jin     161
Television, Radio, Globalization, and Democracy
Reality Television, Politics, and Democratization in the Arab World   Marwan M. Kraidy     179
Democracy Sponsored by NAFTA? Mexican Television in the Free Trade Era   Kenton T. Wilkinson     199
First Green Is Always Gold: An Examination of the First Private National Channel in Bulgaria   Elza Ibroscheva   Maria Raicheva-Stover     219
Globalization and the Privatization of Radio in Greece: Influences, Issues and Consequences   Judy Rene Sims     239
Notes on the Editors and Contributors     259
Index     265

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