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Politics and the Media in Britain : Contemporary Political Studies - Raymond Kuhn

Politics and the Media in Britain

Contemporary Political Studies

Hardcover Published: 21st August 2007
ISBN: 9780333926895
Number Of Pages: 328

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This important new text provides an up-to-date account of the complex interrelationship between politics and the media in Britain. It starts by setting key policy areas in the context of technological convergence, globalization and initiatives at European level. It then addresses the key issues the role of the media in politics and elections.

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"Comprehensive, well informed and admirably free of the cynicism of some texts on the media-politics relationship, this is an excellent addition to a good series of texts - and an essential addition to student reading lists." Mick Temple, British Politics "An exceptionally good book that should certainly be read by students and political communication scholars alike! systematically includes all the major topics!with a very light touch, much attention to detail and a great deal of good judgement!" Jackie Harrison, Political Studies Review

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Media in Britainp. 1
The news mediap. 2
Political functions of the mediap. 21
Media Values: Free Market and Public Servicep. 30
Freedom of the pressp. 30
Public service broadcastingp. 42
Consumer sovereignty versus public service?p. 47
Conclusionp. 55
Policy-makingp. 58
Policy variablesp. 59
Policy actorsp. 72
Policy processp. 82
Conclusionp. 87
Ownershipp. 88
Concentration of ownership and regulatory provisionsp. 89
The policy debate: issues and argumentsp. 101
Conclusionp. 112
Regulationp. 114
Broadcastingp. 115
The pressp. 130
The internetp. 141
Conclusionp. 142
Newsp. 145
News productionp. 145
News biasp. 158
The news environment in the digital agep. 170
Conclusionp. 174
The Government and News Managementp. 176
Restrictive practicesp. 178
The government as a 'primary definer' for the news media?p. 182
The New Labour government and news managementp. 187
Conclusionp. 202
Parties, Pressure Groups and the Mediap. 203
The media and political partiesp. 203
The media and pressure groupsp. 225
Conclusionp. 236
The Media and Electionsp. 237
The media and the campaignp. 238
The media and votersp. 255
Conclusionp. 262
The Media and Democracyp. 263
Crisis of public communication?p. 263
The media and the public spherep. 275
Conclusionp. 281
Referencesp. 283
Indexp. 304
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ISBN: 9780333926895
ISBN-10: 0333926897
Series: Contemporary Political Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 21st August 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1