Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies

Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies

by Isaac A. Blankson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791472345

ISBN-13: 9780791472347

Pub. Date: 06/01/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

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

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Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

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:
9780791472347
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
SUNY series in Global Media Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Media and Democracy in the Age of Globalization
Patrick D.Murphy

PART I. REGIONAL TRENDS IN MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY

1. Media Independence and Pluralism in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges of Democratization and Liberalization
Isaac A. Blankson

2. Vestiges of Authoritarianism: Monopoly Broadcasting in Central America
Rick Rockwell

3. Emerging Media Transformations in the New Europe: Past and Future Challenges
Noemi Marin and Laura Lengel

PART II. STATE CONTROL, LIBERALIZATION, AND DEMOCRATIC REFORM

4. An Awakening in Cambodia: From Failed State to a Media-Rich Society
Drew O. McDaniel

5. First Democracy in Chinese History: Media’s Role in the Democratization of Taiwan
Kuldip R. Rampal

6. Nigeria: Equivocating while Opening the Broadcast Liberalization Gates
Chuka Onwumechili

7. Media, the State, and the Prodemocracy Movement in Iran
Mehdi Semati

8. Transformations and Development of the Korean Broadcasting Media
Doobo Shim and Dal Yong Jin

PART III. TELEVISION, RADIO, GLOBALIZATION, AND DEMOCRACY

9. Reality Television, Politics, and Democratization in the Arab World
Marwan M. Kraidy

10. Democracy Sponsored by NAFTA?
Mexican Television in the Free Trade Era
Kenton T. Wilkinson

11. First Green Is Always Gold: An Examination of the First Private National Channel in Bulgaria
Elza Ibroscheva and Maria Raicheva-Stover

12. Globalization and the Privatization of Radio in Greece: Influences, Issues and Consequences
Judy Rene Sims

Notes on the Editors and Contributors
Index

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