This edited collection brings together leading academics in their respective fields to examine the European Union's impact on media and public policy. It provides an analysis of the broader areas of EU policy and links these together to give a greater appreciation of the nuances and scope of EU regulatory initiatives and their impact on the member states. Under a broad public interest perspective, the authors provide an assessment of the success of EU policy in protecting the public interest in the culture industries and respecting certain normative principles and balancing these with market dynamics.
'This comprehensive and indispensable guide to European Union policy for the cultural industries is enlightening, well informed, well written and up to date. Authoritatively covering innovation in European cultural and media governance, competition law and regulation and the articulation of European policies on copyright, protection of minors, film, television and telecommunications, this book is a model of its kind.' Richard Collins, Open University, UK 'An important contribution deserving of wide readership, this comprehensive collection of expert contributions explores the European Union's role across a range of policy issues in the communications sector. At once authoritative and accessible, it sheds light on the complexities of the relationship between the EU institutions and the Member States, providing a fascinating account of the jurisdictional grey areas and the tensions inherent in the EU's system of multi-level governance.' Peter Humphreys, University of Manchester, UK.