- The persistence of political interference
- Media markets and political ownership
- Defining journalism after regime changes
- The role of the media in divided societies
- The effectiveness of international media development programmes.
The book takes a comparative view by exploring the interplay of political and media transitions in different pathways of democratization that took place in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. It will be of interest to advanced students and scholars who want a better understanding of the media outside established western democracies. The book will also be of great value to policymakers who are involved in strengthening the media in transitional democracies.
About the Author
Katrin Voltmer is senior lecturer in the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Leeds.
Table of Contents
Contents Detailed table of contents Introduction PART I:WHAT DEMOCRACY - WHAT MEDIA? 1 Democracy and democratisation: one idea, many roads 2 Democratic media: a question of means and ends PART II:THE MEDIA AND POLITICAL CHANGE ACROSS TIME AND SPACE 3 Mass media and political change: technological structure and journalistic agency 4 Complex transitions and uncertain outcomes: the media and democratisation over time 5 Emerging media systems and the legacies of the past PART III:TRANSFORMING THE MEDIA 6 Media and the state 7 Media markets 8 Political parallelism 9 Journalistic professionalism Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography Index
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'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