Understanding Media Policies: A European Perspective

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

EditorEvangelia Psychogiopoulou

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Leading scholars investigate media policies in Europe, inquiring into the regulatory practices, policy tools and institutional features of media policy-making in 14 countries. The book offers a fresh assessment of the ways European media policies are formulated and identifies the factors that exert an influence throughout the process.

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Leading scholars investigate media policies in Europe, inquiring into the regulatory practices, policy tools and institutional features of media policy-making in 14 countries. The book offers a fresh assessment of the ways European media policies are formulated and identifies the factors that exert an influence throughout the process.

EVANGELIA PSYCHOGIOPOULOU is a lawyer and research fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP, Athens), Greece. Her research areas include EU cultural and media policies and human rights protection and she has published widely in international journals. She is also author of The European Court of Human ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.11 × 5.69 × 1.07 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Recasting the Contours of Media Policy in a Political Context: An Introduction; E.Psychogiopoulou & D.Anagnostou
Media Policy in Belgium: How a Complex Institutional System Deals with Technological Developments; B.Van Besien & P-F.Docquir
Democracy and the Media in Bulgaria: Who Represents the People?; R.Smilova, D.Smilov & G.Ganev
Croatia: A Dynamic Evolvement of Media Policy; P.Bilic & N.Švob-Ðokic
Danish Media Policy; H.Søndergaard & R.Helles
Media Policy in Estonia: Small Market Paradoxes; U.Loit & H.Harro-Loit
Finnish Media Policy: Less Restrictive, More Directive; H.Kuutti, E.Lauk, P.Nevalainen & R.Sokka
Media Policy in Germany: Main Features and Current Issues; S.Müller & C.Gusy
The Greek Media Policy Revisited; E.Psychogiopoulou, A.Kandyla & D.Anagnostou
Italian Media Policy Under On-going Transition to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century; F.Casarosa
Struggling with Media Capture: Romania; A.Mungiu-Pippidi & C.Ghinea
Slovakia: Reinventing Media Policy without a Practical Perspective; A.Školkay & M.Hong
Media Policy in Spain: Public Service, Free Competition and some Internal Diversity; S.de la Sierra, E.Guichot, M.Mantini & I.Sobrino
Turkish Media Policy in National Context; D.Kurban & E.Elmas
Media Policy in the United Kingdom: Trust and Distrust in a Converging Media Environment; R.Craufurd Smith & Y.Stolte
Serving Two Masters: The Roles of the Market and European Politics in the Governance of Media Transformations; K.Sarikakis
References
Index

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"This very timely, extremely valuable and well-organised collection of informative analyses of media policies in Europe is essential reading for anyone interested in media policy debates, institutional arrangements and regulatory practices within a wide framework of conflicting interests and differing national approaches to communication challenges. Highly commendable!" - Petros Iosifidis, Director of the MA Media and Communication courses, City University London, UK