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Media Beyond Socialism
Theory And Practice In East-central Europe

ISBN 9780367157647
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

Media Beyond Socialism treats the changing relationships among media, state, economy, and civil society in the current period of transition in East Europe from socialism to the establishment of Western-type democracies. Analyzing the relevance of mass communication and particularly of the media in the democratization process, the book addresses suc

Table of Contents

Preface -- Civil Society, the Information Revolution, and Communication Rights and Freedoms -- Media and Democratization in East-Central Europe -- Economic Restructuring and Democratization: Privatization as the "Magic Key"? -- The Mobilization of the State and the Control of Media Organizations -- Postsocialism and the Media: Between Paternalism and Pluralism

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Slavko Splichal is professor of communication science and sociology of information processes at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.