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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00
This book examines the role the news media plays in peace processes, arguing that it is often destructive. Wolfsfeld examines three major cases: the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; the peace process between Israel and Jordan; and the process surrounding the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00
An answer to the question first raised in the classic, 'Why is the press as it is?', examining the development of media systems in eighteen Western countries, and explaining why media systems evolved differently, and how their evolution can be understood within their political and historical context. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 35.00
This book explains how the process of moving from analog TV to digital is unfolding in the US and Britain and explores the changes in the legal framework and the industry structure associated with it. It is a unique study about the technological, political, and social factors shaping this transition. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00
A sobering look at the intimate relationship between political power and the news media, When the Press Fails argues the dependence of reporters on official sources disastrously thwarts coverage of dissenting voices from outside the Beltway. The result is both an indictment of official spin and an urgent call to action that questions... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 48.00
The book examines the reform of the communication sector in South Africa in the transition from apartheid to democracy. It studies the complex political process by which broadcasting, telecommunications, the state information agency, and the print press were transformed from apartheid-aligned apparatuses to accountable democratic institutions. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00
Baker challenges the premises of deregulation of the media and government interventions in this sphere. While arguing for a constitutional conception of freedom of the press, he argues that economic and democratic theories justify deviations from free trade in media products. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 23.00
This study breaks new ground in investigating candidate behavior in American electoral campaigns. It centers on a question of equal importance to citizens and scholars: how can we produce better political campaigns? It takes an innovative approach by bringing together critical and empirical methods as well as game theory. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 25.00
Technological innovations can alter the organization of power in politics, and it is difficult to distinguish political systems from their communication technologies. This book explores how political organizations use new information technologies to construct public opinion, and analyzes what it means to be a citizen in a modern, representative democracy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Using controversy over abortion as a lens through which to compare the political process and role of the media in these two very different democracies, this book examines the contest over meaning that is being waged by social movements, political parties, churches and other social actors. more...