"Voltmer offers the most comprehensive analysis of the media and political transitions that I have encountered"
"The scope of Voltmer’s book is astonishing – it resembles an ocean where geographic magnitude meets with broad and fundamental themes. Voltmer navigates quite elegantly in this space posing remarkably clear questions and logical examples"
European Journal of Communication
'Voltmer has added a superb volume to the literature on democracies in transition: well-considered, original, systematic and a welcome combination of theory and acute observation.'
Monroe Price, University of Pennsylvania
'Voltmer has written a comprehensive, elegant and nuanced analysis about the state of media and democracy around the world. The book is a go-to reference for anyone interested in understanding the dynamic relationship between media and politics, and the obstacles for more plural, public-oriented media.'
Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University
'Comprehensive and contemporary, Voltmer's book is a valuable addition to the comparative media studies literature, and advances our understanding of the close and complex relationship between the media and new democracies.'
Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, London