ISBN 9781118799451,The Handbook Of Global Media And Communication Policy

The Handbook Of Global Media And Communication Policy


Robin Mansell


John Wiley & Sons



John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781118799451

ISBN-10 1118799453


Number of Pages 600 Pages
Language (English)
The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social, and cultural consequences. Contributors draw on theory and empirical research to offer diverse perspectives on the local, national, regional, and global forums in which policy debate occurs. Policy is understood as an emergent process, informed by historical context, power dynamics, and local/global interdependencies. Changes in the press, broadcasting, telecommunication, and the Internet are shown to result from complex interactions among players including states, corporations, and civil society organizations as well as those who produce and use media and communications in all their guises.