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A Fatal Attraction : Public Television and Politics in Italy - Cinzia Padovani

A Fatal Attraction

Public Television and Politics in Italy

By: Cinzia Padovani, Giuseppe Richeri (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 28th January 2007
ISBN: 9780742519503
Number Of Pages: 285

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Cinzia Padovani takes an in-depth look at Italian public service broadcasting, covering its history, its role in Italian society, its relationship to the political party system, and its influence on cultural and linguistic unification in Italy. Tracing the history and development of Italian public television broadcaster Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) to the present, Padovani challenges traditional views by asserting that parties' 'interference' in RAI has, at times, strengthened the role of public service broadcasting and that partisan journalism has even enhanced democratic potential.

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A fantastic book. Essential reading for anyone interested in politics, communication, or Italy.--David Cox, Broadcasting Policy Group, London

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Public Service Broadcasting: The Party System and Democracyp. 1
Democracy in Italy (1945-2003)p. 13
RAI and the Party System (Part I)p. 53
RAI and the Party System (Part II)p. 105
Lottizzazione: A Normal Practice for Public Service Journalistsp. 161
Conclusion: Political Power and the Mediap. 229
Glossaryp. 257
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 275
About the Authorp. 285
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ISBN: 9780742519503
ISBN-10: 0742519503
Series: Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 28th January 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.72  x 0.33
Weight (kg): 0.45