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Communications Policy : Theories and Issues - Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

Communications Policy

Theories and Issues

Hardcover Published: 15th September 2010
ISBN: 9780230224582
Number Of Pages: 235

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Culture, politics, economics and technology all impact upon policy decisions. To investigate the factors that influence communications policy, however, one has to go beyond conventional views of media and communication studies and combine these with policy studies. Communications Policy: Theories and Issues utilizes new research to highlight key debates and developments, and addresses a broad spectrum of contemporary concerns regarding the structure and the organization of communications systems in the past, present and future.

Combining theoretical analysis with empirical research findings, this comprehensive text explores the contemporary theories and issues in communications policy that affect all democratic societies as they seek to address the challenges of emerging information and communications technologies. Featuring contributions from distinguished authors across a range of media disciplines, Communications Policy introduces challenging ideas about how communications should be structured in the future and is essential reading for all policy makers, researchers and students of communications policy.


Stylianos Papathanassopoulos is Professor in Media Organization at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is the author of Television in the 21st Century (2005), Media and Politics (2004) and European Television in the Digital Age: Issues, Dynamics and Realities (2002).

Ralph Negrine is Professor of Political Communication in the Journalism Studies Department at the University of Sheffield. His previous books include The Transformation of Political Communication (Palgrave, 2008), Television and the Press Since 1945 (1999) and The Communication of Politics (1996).


Bram Abramson, Johannes M. Bauer, Sandra Braman, Dom Caristi, Alistair Duff, Gisela Gil-Egui, Alison Harcourt, Jackie Harrison, Robert W. McChesney, Serge Proulx, Marc Raboy, Concetta M. Stewart, Yan Tian and Roxanne Welters.

Approaches to Communications Policy: An Introduction
Mediating the Public Through Policy
The Past, Present and Future of Information Policy
Media and Social Demand: Research at the Interface of Policy Studies and Audience Studies
The Development of a European Civil Society Through EU Public Service Communication
The Escalating War Against Corporate Media
The Role of the European Institutions in National Media Regulation
Public Broadcasters in the Digital Era - Stylianos Papathanassopoulos and Ralph Negrine
Transformations of the State in Telecommunications
Coordinating Internet Policies: Time has Come
Framing the Information Society: A Comparison of Policy Approaches by the US and the EU
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ISBN: 9780230224582
ISBN-10: 023022458X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 15th September 2010
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.7  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1