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Communication Policy in Developed Countries

1st Edition

Edited by Patricia Edgar, Syed A. Rahim


300 pages

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Originally published in 1983. This book presents a description and critical analysis of the communication systems and policy at the time in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. It examines the technological and cultural forces shaping policy and communications development, and begins with a chapter presenting a review of the international context and of the conceptual frameworks suggested by scholars concerned with communication policy. Other chapters highlight the common trends among countries, and analyses the unique nature of policy and communications development in each country based on its cultural foundation.

All the contributions reflect a common theme which relates to the two distinct sources from which a nation’s communication policy can be studied - official statements about goals and means, and observable results of communication decisions and practices.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Patricia Edgar and Syed A. Rahim 2. Communication Policy in the United States: Diversity and Pluralism in a Competitive Marketplace Anne W. Branscomb 3. Communication Policy in United Kingdom: A Culture Based on Makeshift Social Pluralism Anthony Smith 4. Communication Policy in Canada: Development Within Overwhelming Constraints Jean McNulty and Gail M. Martin 5. Communication Policy in Sweden: An Experiment in State Intervention Goran Hedebro 6. Communication in the Federal Republic of Germany: Democratic Expectations versus Political and Economic Interests Ed Wittich 7. Communication Policy in Australia: Pragmatic Planning and Ad Hoc Decision Making Geoff Evans 8. Communication Policy in New Zealand: Overseas Influence and Local Neglect Donald E. Stewart and Logan Moss

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1993, this set offers a fantastic variety of texts on communications, connecting with psychology, media, sociology, development studies, gender studies and history. Specific volumes look at topics from listening, third-world mass-communication, and ethics in communication, to feminist communications, the internet, and communication policy in developed countries. In such a wide and exciting area of study, this set is an excellent collection of previously out-of-print titles.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies