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Media, Markets, and Democracy / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
Baker (U.of Pennsylvania) identifies four basic political approaches to media policy in the US: cultural conservatives who want to censor it; free-market conservatives who want to give it free reign; liberals who want to rein in corporate power; and cultural progressives who fear the kneejerk censorship of cultural conservatives. Steering between these positions, he asks what a lack of paternalism and a commitment to democracy means for media policy, specifically whether it requires government to keep its hands off the media. The study is revised from three published articles.
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Table of Contents
|Part I||Serving Audiences||1|
|1||Not Toasters: The Special Nature of Media Products||7|
|2||Public Goods and Monopolistic Competition||20|
|3||The Problem of Externalities||41|
|4||The Market as a Measure of Preferences||63|
|5||Where To? Policy Responses||96|
|Part II||Serving Citizens||123|
|6||Different Democracies and Their Media||129|
|8||Fears and Responsive Policies||164|
|Part III||An Illustration: International Trade||215|
|10||Trade and Economics||222|
|11||Trade, Culture, and Democracy||245|
|Postscript: The Internet and Digital Technologies||285|