Media, Communication And The Struggle For Democratic Change: Case Studies On Contested Transitions by Katrin VoltmerMedia, Communication And The Struggle For Democratic Change: Case Studies On Contested Transitions by Katrin Voltmer

Media, Communication And The Struggle For Democratic Change: Case Studies On Contested Transitions

byKatrin VoltmerEditorChristian Christensen, Irene Neverla

Hardcover | August 22, 2019

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This book investigates the role of media and communication in processes of democratization in different political and cultural contexts. Struggles for democratic change are periods of intense contest over the transformation of citizenship and the reconfiguration of political power. These democratization conflicts are played out within an increasingly complex media ecology where traditional modes of communication merge with new digital networks, thus bringing about multiple platforms for journalists and political actors to promote and contest competing definitions of reality. The volume draws on extensive case study research in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Serbia to highlight the ambivalent role of the media as force for democratic change, citizen empowerment, and accountability, as well as driver of polarization, radicalization and manipulation.

Katrin Voltmer is Professor of Communication and Democracy at the University of Leeds, UK. Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism at Stockholm University, Sweden.Nicole Stremlau is Research Professor in the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy...
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Title:Media, Communication And The Struggle For Democratic Change: Case Studies On Contested TransitionsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:303 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 22, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303016747X

ISBN - 13:9783030167479

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction: Democratization conflicts as communicative contestations.- 2. Media, power, citizenship: democratization in an age of media abundance.- 3. Conflict-Sensitive Journalism? Journalistic Role Perceptions and Practices in Democratization Conflicts.- 4. Peace but at what cost? Media coverage of elections and conflict in Kenya.- 5. Creativity and strategy: how civil society organizations communicate and mobilise in Egypt, Kenya, Serbia and South Africa.- 6. Tweeting in precarious times: Comparing Twitter use during the 2013 general election in Kenya and the 2012 presidential election in Egypt.- 7. Minority Media, Democratization conflicts and the politicization of Coptic communal identity in Egypt.- 8. Hybrid governance, strategic communication and the quest for institutional legitimacy.- 9. Communicating power and resistance in democratic decline: the 2015 smear campaign against Serbia's ombudsman.- 10. Dialogue of the Deaf: Listening on Twitter and Democratic Responsiveness during the 2015 South African State of the Nation Address.- 11. The Participation Approach in Media Development Cooperation.- 12. Conclusion.