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