Liberalizing the European Media: Politics, Regulation, and the Public Sphere

Hardcover | May 1, 1998

byShalini Venturelli

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Arguing that the problem of political rights of information and participation in the public sphere is the central question involving the development of the European Union, Liberalizing the European Media offers an assessment of the political, cultural, and economic basis of policies forconstructing a European Information Society. The book is a result of extensive research on transformation of European media and politics in the context of integration and constitutional reform. It also places the events in the theoretical context of liberalism and theories of the public sphere. Shalini Venturelli examines five of theprincipal policy sectors that constitute the core of the `information society' debate: Information infrastructure; intellectual property rights; audiovisual policy, including content and cultural policy, competition law, and freedom of expression rights. The book concludes that the transformation of European media had led to a dimunition of the public sphere with serious consequences for participative democracy in the future.

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Arguing that the problem of political rights of information and participation in the public sphere is the central question involving the development of the European Union, Liberalizing the European Media offers an assessment of the political, cultural, and economic basis of policies forconstructing a European Information Society. Th...

Shalini Venturelli is a Professor of International Communication Policy in the School of International Service at The American University, Washington
Format:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198233795

ISBN - 13:9780198233794

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Introduction1. The Normative Grounds of Information Policy2. Paradigms of Public Space3. Participatory Public Space: A Post-Liberal Framework4. Telecommunications and the Political Design of the Information Infrastructure5. Liberalization of Intellectual Property: The Control of Content6. Audiovisual Background and Conflict of Regulatory Models7. Realist Internationalism and the Competitive Order of the Information Society8. Beyond the Promise of Technology: Communication Rights in the Information SocietyBibliographyIndex

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`As a jurisprudential text it is probably of interest because of the comprehensive way in which it looks at a particular body of law.'Robyn Durie, Linklater and Paines, EIPR, vol 21, no 6, 1999