The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy
The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. Provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field Includes contributions from western and eastern Europe, North and Central America, Africa and Asia Offers new conceptual frameworks and new methodologies for mapping the contours of emergent global media and communication policy Draws on theory and empirical research to offer multiple perspectives on the local, national, regional and global forums in which policy debate occurs
Figures and Tables viii Notes on Contributors x Series Editor's Preface xv Acknowledgements xvi 1 Introduction: Foundations of the Theory and Practice of Global Media and Communication Policy 1 Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy Part I Contested Concepts: An Emerging Field 21 2 The Origins of International Agreements and Global Media: The Post, the Telegraph, and Wireless Communication Before World War I 23 Ted Magder 3 The Evolution of GMCP Institutions 40 Don MacLean 4 Whose Global Village? 58 William H. Melody 5 Free Flow Doctrine in Global Media Policy 79 Kaarle Nordenstreng 6 Human Rights and Their Role in Global Media and Communication Discourses 95 Rikke Frank Jørgensen 7 Policy's Hubris: Power, Fantasy, and the Limits of (Global) Media Policy Interventions 113 Nico Carpentier Part II Democratization: Policy in Practice 129 8 Power Dynamics in Multi-stakeholder Policy Processes and Intra-civil Society Networking 131 Bart Cammaerts 9 Media Reform in the United States and Canada: Activism and Advocacy for Media Policies in the Public Interest 147 Leslie Regan Shade 10 Community Media in a Globalized World: The Relevance and Resilience of Local Radio 166 Kate Coyer 11 Global Media Policy and Crisis States 180 Monroe E. Price 12 The Post-Soviet Media and Communication Policy Landscape: The Case of Russia 192 Andrei Richter 13 Public Service Broadcasting: Product (and Victim?) of Public Policy 210 Karol Jakubowicz 14 User Rights for the Internet Age: Communications Policy According to "Netizens" 230 Arne Hintz and Stefania Milan Part III Cultural Diversity: Contesting Power 243 15 Media Research and Public Policy: Tiding Over the Rupture 245 Biswajit Das and Vibodh Parthasarathi 16 Whose Democracy? Rights-based Discourse and Global Intellectual Property Rights Activism 261 Boatema Boateng 17 Global Media Policy and Cultural Pluralism 276 Karim H. Karim 18 The Emergent Supranational Arab Media Policy Sphere 293 Marwan M. Kraidy 19 The Mediterranean Arab Mosaic between Free Press Development and Unequal Exchanges with the "North" 306 Jamal Eddine Naji 20 Rethinking Communication for Development Policy: Some Considerations 319 Linje Manyozo 21 The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity: Cultural Policy and International Trade in Cultural Products 336 Peter S. Grant Part IV Markets and Globality 353 22 Economic Approaches to Media Policy 355 Robert G. Picard 23 Postcolonial Media Policy Under the Long Shadow of Empire 366 Amin Alhassan and Paula Chakravartty 24 Policy Imperialism: Bilateral Trade Agreements as Instruments of Media Governance 383 Andrew Calabrese and Marco Briziarelli 25 ICT Policy-making and International Trade Agreements in the Caribbean 395 Hopeton S. Dunn 26 Legislation, Regulation, and Management in the South African Broadcasting Landscape: A Case Study of the South African Broadcasting Corporation 414 Ruth Teer-Tomaselli 27 Regulation as Linguistic Engineering 432 Roberta G. Lentz Part V Governance: New Policy and Research Challenges 449 28 Gender and Communication Policy: Struggling for Space 451 Margaret Gallagher 29 The Environment and Global Media and Communication Policy 467 Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller 30 Anti-terrorism and the Harmonization of Media and Communication Policy 486 Sandra Braman 31 Regulating the Internet in the Interests of Children: Emerging European and International Approaches 505 Sonia Livingstone 32 From Television without Frontiers to the Digital Big Bang: The EU's Continuous Efforts to Create a Future-proof Internal Media Market 525 Caroline Pauwels and Karen Donders 33 Actors and Interactions in Global Communication Governance: The Heuristic Potential of a Network Approach 543 Claudia Padovani and Elena Pavan Index 564
Robin Mansell is Professor of New Media and the Internet, former Head of the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. Marc Raboy is Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.
The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social, and cultural consequences. Contributors draw on theory and empirical research to offer diverse perspectives on the local, national, regional, and global forums in which policy debate occurs. Policy is understood as an emergent process, informed by historical context, power dynamics, and local/global interdependencies. Changes in the press, broadcasting, telecommunication, and the Internet are shown to result from complex interactions among players including states, corporations, and civil society organizations as well as those who produce and use media and communications in all their guises.
“Sorely missing in the academic literature on communication was a solid book on governance. The Mansell-Raboy text repairs this splendidly. Precious reading for those with an interest in policy issues.” - Cees J. Hamelink, professor emeritus of international communication, University of Amsterdam "A comprehensive and authoritative resource for understanding key policy issues arising from the Communications Revolution, within a coherent framework shaped by a historical vision and a critical eye. Excellent." - Denis McQuail, Amsterdam School for Communication
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