European institutions affect the day-to-day functioning of film, television, radio and the Internet. Their 'meddling' with media provokes many tensions, most importantly with member states including France, Germany, Belgium and Hungary. In addition, Europe's intervention is often deemed overly economic in approach, focusing on the success of an internal market - to the detriment of public interest objectives such as pluralism, diversity and universality. This handbook sheds light on these tensions through ...
See more details below
The Palgrave Handbook of European Media Policy

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price


European institutions affect the day-to-day functioning of film, television, radio and the Internet. Their 'meddling' with media provokes many tensions, most importantly with member states including France, Germany, Belgium and Hungary. In addition, Europe's intervention is often deemed overly economic in approach, focusing on the success of an internal market - to the detriment of public interest objectives such as pluralism, diversity and universality. This handbook sheds light on these tensions through state-of-the-art, scientific contributions on various domains of European media policies. The overall aim of this handbook is to explore key concepts and theoretical approaches to European media policy: its historical development; specific policies for film, television, radio and the Internet; competition law and its effect on the media sector; and international aspects of the fragmented policy domain.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The editors have brought together a team of top experts to provide an understanding of the complexities of media policymaking in Europe. Essential policy issues such as convergence, diversity and pluralism, as well as questions concerning intellectual copyright and competition policy, are discussed in intelligent and accessible language. The book should be required reading for students, politicians and citizens concerned about the cultural future of the European region."  - Cees J. Hamelink, Professor of International Communication, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137032201
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/31/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Karen Donders lectures in media policy and European media markets at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. She is Senior Researcher and Project Leader with the Centre for Studies on Media Information and Telecommunication (iMinds-SMIT) at VUB. She specializes in European media policy, competition policy and its effects on the media sector, public service broadcasting and private television. She is author of Public Service Media and Policy in Europe (2012), editor of Rethinking European Media and Communication Policies (with H. Kalimo, C. Pauwels and B. Van Rompuy, 2009) and has published widely in international journals such as Convergence, Journal of Media Law, Journal of Electronic Governance and Info.

Caroline Pauwels lectures in European and Flemish media policy and communication sciences at VUB, Belgium. She is Director of iMinds-SMIT and works on European audiovisual policy, entertainment economy and convergence and concentration issues in media policy. She is author of From Television Without Frontiers to Television Beyond Frontiers and Cyberteens, Cyberrisks, Cybertools (with J. Bauwens, C. Lobet-Maris, Y. Poullet and M. Walrave, 2009) and editor of Audiovisual Media in Flanders (with D. Biltereyst and J.C. Burgelman, 1994), B eyond the Digital Divide (with B. Cammaerts, L. Van Audenhove and G. Nullens, 2003), The Ungraspable Audience (with N. Carpentier and O. Van Oost, 2004), and Rethinking European Media and Communications Policies (with H. Kalimo, K. Donders and B. Van Rompuy, 2009).

Jan Loisen lectures in communication sciences at the VUB, Belgium, and is Senior Researcher at iMinds-SMIT. His primary areas of
research include global media policy; trade and culture in the EU, WTO and UNESCO; international relations; and globalization and information society theories. He is author of Cultural Diversity and Subsidiarity and editor of Subsidiarity and Multilevel Governance (with F. De Ville) and has published articles in the European Journal of Communication, International Journal of Communication and Media Perspektiven.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: European Media Policy as a Complex Maze of Actors, Regulatory Instruments and Interests; Karen Donders, Jan Loisen and Caroline Pauwels
2. Analyzing European Media Policy: Stakeholders and Advocacy Coalitions; Hilde Van den Bulck and Karen Donders
3. Convergence, Co-evolution and Complexity in European Communications Policy; Michael Latzer
4. Identity and Diversity in European Media Policy: Crisis Changes Everything(?); Katharine Sarikakis
5. Old and New Issues in Media Economics; Pieter Ballon
6. Between Economic Objectives and Public Remit: Positive and Negative Integration in European Media Policy; Eva Nowak
7. Genesis and Rationales for European Intervention in Media; Caroline Pauwels
8. Focal Points of European Media Policy from Inception till Present: Plus çà change; Maria Michalis
9. The End of Public Service and the Reign of Free Market Thinking in Europe; Graham Murdock
10. Television, cohesion and the European Union; Richard Collins
11. The Cultural Facet of the EU Media Policy: Matching Rhetoric to Reality?; Evangelia Psychiogopoulou
12. Here Comes the Revolution – The European Digital Agenda; Robin Mansell
13. The ECJ as Agenda Setter in European Audiovisual Media Policy; Amedeo Arena
14. Small Member States and European Media Policy; Josef Trappel
15. Convergence and the Diversity of European Television Systems; André Lange
16. The Television without Frontiers Directive; Irini Katsirea
17. Audiovisual Media Services 3.0: (Re)Defining the Scope of European Broadcasting Law in a Converging and Connected Media Environment; Peggy Valcke and Jef Ausloos
18. The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Putting the European in European-level Film Support; Sophie De Vinck
19. Of High Hopes and High Deficit: An Overview of Europe's HDTV Policy and Reflections. Towards the Future of High Definition Television; Nils Walravens and Caroline Pauwels
20. Radio Spectrum Policy in the European Union: Concepts, Trends, Issues; Simon Delaere and Christina Cullell March
21. 'Are You Sure/That We Are Awake?': European Media Policy and Copyright; Fiona Macmillan
22. The Reasons for Intervention through Competition Policy; Herbert Ungerer
23. European State Aid Control and Public Service Broadcasting: Competition Policy Clashing or Matching with Public Interest Objectives?; Karen Donders and Hallvard Moe
24. Anti-trust: from Eurovision to UEFA and Back Again; Ben Van Rompuy
25. Pluralism, Media Mergers and European Merger Control; Petros Iosifidis
26. Trade versus Culture: The Policy of Cultural Exception and the World Trade Organization; Mira Burri
27. European Media Policy and Cultural Diversity at the International Level: The European Union's Role in Fostering the Implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention; Hélène Ruiz Fabri and Liliane Richieri Hanania
28. Mainstreaming Culture in EU External Relations through Protocols on Cultural Cooperation: Fostering or Faltering Cultural Diversity?; Jan Loisen
29. The European Audiovisual Policy goes Abroad: The Case of Inter-Regional Cooperation with Mercosur; Daniele Canedo and Carmina Crusafon

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)