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ISBN-10:
0745654703
ISBN-13:
9780745654706
Pub. Date:
03/23/2015
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
0745654703
ISBN-13:
9780745654706
Pub. Date:
03/23/2015
Publisher:
Wiley
Media and Politics in a Globalizing World / Edition 1

Media and Politics in a Globalizing World / Edition 1

by Alexa Robertson Alexa Robertson
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Overview

Globalization and technological advances have had a dramatic impact on the relationship between media and politics. How can we understand the connection between the two in the present day? Alexa Robertson argues that we cannot understand the power of the one without taking the other into account. This exciting and accessible book provides fresh insight into our contemporary media landscape, adopting a truly comparative global approach.

In Media and Politics in a Globalizing World, Robertson encourages the reader to explore the relationship from different perspectives – those of the politician, the journalist, the activist and the ordinary citizen – and how the relationship between media and politics varies across cultures. Illustrated with contemporary examples throughout, the book weighs up arguments for seeing new developments in terms of change or continuity, as empowering or debilitating, and as promoting or undermining democracy.

Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates studying politics, media and sociology, it also will be of interest to the general reader wishing to understand the complex role of the media in political life the world over.

For additional support and information visit this book's companion website at http://mediapolitics.net/



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ISBN-13: 9780745654706
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/23/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alexa Robertson is Associate Professor at the Department of Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm University, Sweden. Her previous book, Mediated Cosmopolitanism, was published by Polity in 2010.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Media Power

Chapter 3 Political Elites

Chapter 4 Journalists

Chapter 5 The People Formerly Known as the Audience

Chapter 6 Activists

Chapter 7 Mediated Conflict

Chapter 8 Infotainment

Chapter 9 Mediatization

Chapter 10 Media Freedom

Chapter 11 Conclusion

Notes

References and Bibliography

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