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Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Jan Zielonka


This book analyses the relationship between the media and politics in new democracies in Europe and other parts of the world. How is power mediated in new democracies? Can media function independently in the unstable and polarized political environment experienced after the fall of autocracy? Do major shifts in economic and ownership structures help or hinder the quality of the media? How much can new media laws alter old journalistic habits and political cultures? And how do new technologies impact the media and democracy? The book examines these questions, drawing on a vast data set assemble ... More

Keywords: media, politics, democracy, democratic consolidation, media models, glocalism

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747536
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Zielonka, editor
Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford University

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Part I Models

Part II Actors

Part III Forces: Law, Culture, and Technology

Part IV Challenges

13 Informal Politics and Formal Media Structures

Ruzha Smilova and Daniel Smilov

Part V Benchmarks

Part VI Regional Experiences

17 Media, Hegemony, and Polarization in Latin America

Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Sara García Santamaría

19 Media, Conflict, and Political Transitions in Africa

Nicole Stremlau and Iginio Gagliardone

Part VII Conclusions

End Matter