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Mass media; Political aspects

  • Media Independenceby James Bennett; Niki Strange

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of the press as the "fourth estate" and the rise of Hollywood?s... more...

  • Machen Medien Politik?by Nayla Fawzi

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 74.42

    Welche Wirkungen haben Massenmedien in den einzelnen Phasen des politischen Prozesses? Und welche Funktionen erfüllen sie für politische Akteure? Trotz ihrer hohen Relevanz wurden diese Fragen in der politischen Kommunikationsforschung bisher nicht umfassend untersucht. Im Rahmen der Debatte um eine Medialisierung von Politik widmet sich... more...

  • Visual Culture and Public Policyby Victor Bekkers; Rebecca Moody

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 166.00

    Traditionally, images have played an important role in politics and policy making, mostly in relation to propaganda and public communication. However, contemporary society is inundated with visual material due to the increasing ubiquity of media and visual technologies that facilitate the production, distribution and consumption of images in new and... more...

  • Media Transparency in Chinaby Baohui Xie; Mobo Gao

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the problem of transparency in the news media in China through analysis of the political and market control jointly imposed by the party-state and the media. It argues that the gap between rhetoric and reality reveals the disjuncture of the party-state and the media from their political representation. more...

  • Let's talk politicsby Hilde Van Belle; Kris Rutten; Paul Gillaerts; Dorien Van De Mieroop; Baldwin Van Gorp

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The essay describes how Polish members of parliament (MPs) reinvented the institution of parliament (conceived of in its essentially discursive character as parleyment) in the course of the political transition of 1989. The reinvention of “parliamentary democracy” and deliberation in the chamber involved four interrelated developments:... more...

  • Communication Strategies of Governments and NGOsby Manuel Adolphsen

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    Processes of global governance are mostly invisible to ordinary citizens, due to an overall lack of accompanying transnational public discourse. However, there are exceptional occasions on which media around the world do pay attention to global governance: high-level summits, such as the UN climate change conferences. Through a detailed case study... more...

  • Setting the Agendaby Maxwell McCombs

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Setting the Agenda describes the mass media’s significant and sometimes controversial role in determining which topics are at the centre of public attention and action. In this new edition of his comprehensive book, Max McCombs, one of the founding fathers of the agenda-setting tradition of research, extends his previous synthesis of hundreds... more...

  • Die Sprache der (Un-)Sicherheitby Matthias Schulze

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 20.87

    (Un)-Sicherheit ist immer eine Frage der Interpretation. Durch politische Sprache werden Bedrohung und Unsicherheit gezielt konstruiert, so dass sich Gesetze legitimieren lassen, die andernfalls kaum mehrheitsfähig wären. Am Beispiel der politischen Debatten um die Einführung der Vorratsdatenspeicherung und der Online-Durchsuchung (BKA-Gesetz) untersucht... more...

  • Post-Communism and the Media in Eastern Europeby Patrick H. O'Neil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This investigation of the media in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, seeks to outline the legacies of communism confronting media reform, and how interaction between the media, state, society and market has led to the particular and unique dynamics in each case. more...

  • Modi des Demokratischenby Friedrich J. Arndt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 45.51

    Reihe Zeitgenössische Diskurse des Politischen - Band 5 more...