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Communication and Democracy
     

Communication and Democracy

by Slavko Splichal
 

The 1980s witnessed a rapid growth of communication technology and an immense expansion of new media around the globe. The development of new information and communication technologies has emphasized again the importance of economic, social, political, and cultural institutions associated with the definitions of new technologies. Many of the traditional conceptions

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The 1980s witnessed a rapid growth of communication technology and an immense expansion of new media around the globe. The development of new information and communication technologies has emphasized again the importance of economic, social, political, and cultural institutions associated with the definitions of new technologies. Many of the traditional conceptions of the relation of the media to democracy were predicated upon a certain perception of communication technology and the major contemporary debates related to democratization have to do, again, with the deployment of technologies. How do all these developments affect society? How is the communications explosion related to democracy? What are the implications for the social functions of communications, people's activities, consciousness and values, media ownership and control, both nationally and internationally? These are some of the questions discussed in this volume.

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Surveys the democratization of society and of communication, and how they relate to each other, in 15 essays from a conference of the International Association for Mass Communication (date and location not noted). Among the topics are the obsolescence of the 1960s model of communication democracy, freedom of expression in superindustrialized countries, and interpreting media in the South Pacific. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893917647
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Communication and Information Science Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

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