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- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 9.95
"In this passionate and strikingly lucid essay, Robert McChesney makes clear why all of us should be alarmed about the effects of media mergers on the future of American democracy. This is a must reading for anyone who wants to get a quick understanding of this troubling trend."?Susan J. Douglas, author of Growing Up Female with the Mass Media more...
- The New Press 2013; US$ 18.95
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of several books on the media, including the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy ; Communication Revolution ; and a co-editor (with Victor Pickard) of Will the Last Reporter Turn Out... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 24.00
In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new book, award-winning author Robert W. McChesney argues... more...
- The New Press 2015; US$ 22.95
First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney?s magnum opus. Called a “rich, penetrating study? by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 5.95
Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger... more...
- The New Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of several books on the media, including the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy , and a co-editor (with Ben Scott) of Our Unfree Press: 100 Years of Radical Media Criticism (both available... more...
- Nation Books 2013; US$ 16.99
Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics,... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 21.21
The days of boom and bubble are over, and the time has come to understand the long-term economic reality. Although the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, hopes for a new phase of rapid economic expansion were quickly dashed. Instead, growth has been slow, unemployment has remained high, wages and benefits have seen little improvement,... more...