1st Edition

Democratization and the Media

Edited By Vicky Randall Copyright 1998
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Mass communications media play a potentially crucial role both in democratization and in ensuring democracy's survival. The essays in this volume analyse differing aspects of the complex relationship between the media and democracy in a diverse range of national contexts.

    The news media and democracy in the United States, Vicky Randall; the media and the public sphere in fifth republic France, Raymond Kuhn; the media and intra-party democracy - new Labour and the Clause Four debate in Britain, Dominic Wring; privacy and media intrusion in a democratic society - Britain and the Calcutt reports, Martin Cloonan; democratization and the media in Poland, 1989-97, France Millard; regime transition and the media in Taiwan, Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley; Asia and the international press - the political significance of expanding markets, Garry Rodan; seeking theory from experience - media regulation in China, Richard Cullen, Hua Ling Fu; the media and democratization in the Middle East - the strange case of television, Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi; the promotion of democracy at the grass-roots - the example of radio in Mali, Mary Myers; democracy and the information superhighway, Mark Wheeler; concluding comments, Vicky Randall.


    Vicky Randall