Media  Democracy and European Culture Book

Media Democracy and European Culture


  • Author : Ib Bondebjerg
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841502878

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Media Democracy and European Culture Excerpt :

Media, Democracy and European Culture presents some of the most recent, cutting edge research on Europe, from social, political and cultural perspectives, equally focusing on each dimension of democracy in Europe. The role of the media, communication policy and the question of how the media report on Europe runs as a thread through all contributions. The book is interdisciplinary and international. It brings together researchers from many countries and from humanities, social sciences and law. The articles combine the discussion of central theories and theoretical concepts for the understanding of media, democracy and European culture with empirical data and comparative analytical studies of media culture and democracy across Europe. The book is written by some of the most prominent European Scholars in media, political science, sociology and cultural studies.

European Culture and the Media Book

European Culture and the Media


  • Author : Ib Bondebjerg
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841501116

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European Culture and the Media Excerpt :

This book presents new research and thinking, with particular focus on and in depth analysis of a number of cases and dimensions in European media culture and its broader social, political and economic context. It is the first in the Changing Media-Changing Europe Series of books, produced from thework of the European Science Foundation Programmeof that name. The Series editors, and co-editors of this volume, are the co-chairs of the Programme.

Competences for democratic culture Book

Competences for democratic culture


  • Author : Council of Europe
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2016-04-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9789287183040

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Competences for democratic culture Excerpt :

A new Council of Europe reference framework of competences for democratic culture! Contemporary societies within Europe face many challenges, including declining levels of voter turnout in elections, increased distrust of politicians, high levels of hate crime, intolerance and prejudice towards minority ethnic and religious groups, and increasing levels of support for violent extremism. These challenges threaten the legitimacy of democratic institutions and peaceful co-existence within Europe. Formal education is a vital tool that can be used to tackle these challenges. Appropriate educational input and practices can boost democratic engagement, reduce intolerance and prejudice, and decrease support for violent extremism. However, to achieve these goals, educationists need a clear understanding of the democratic competences that should be targeted by the curriculum. This book presents a new conceptual model of the competences which citizens require to participate in democratic culture and live peacefully together with others in culturally diverse societies. The model is the product of intensive work over a two-year period, and has been strongly endorsed in an international consultation with leading educational experts. The book describes the competence model in detail, together with the methods used to develop it. The model provides a robust conceptual foundation for the future development of curricula, pedagogies and assessments in democratic citizenship and human rights education. Its application will enable educational systems to be harnessed effectively for the preparation of students for life as engaged and tolerant democratic citizens. The book forms the first component of a new Council of Europe reference framework of competences for democratic culture. It is vital reading for all educational policy makers and practitioners who work in the fields of education for democratic citizenship, human rights education and intercultural education.

Media Freedom and Pluralism Book

Media Freedom and Pluralism


  • Author : Beata Klimkiewicz
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9786155211850

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Media Freedom and Pluralism Excerpt :

Addresses a critical analysis of major media policies in the European Union and Council of Europe at the period of profound changes affecting both media environments and use, as well as the logic of media policy-making and reconfiguration of traditional regulatory models. The analytical problem-related approach seems to better reflect a media policy process as an interrelated part of European integration, formation of European citizenship, and exercise of communication rights within the European communicative space. The question of normative expectations is to be compared in this case with media policy rationales, mechanisms of implementation (transposing rules from EU to national levels), and outcomes.

Media  Nationalism and European Identities Book

Media Nationalism and European Identities


  • Author : Mikl¢s S�k”sd
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9789639776746

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Media Nationalism and European Identities Excerpt :

This volume brings together research contributions on the interface between media, identities and the public sphere in contemporary Europe. It contains information spanning theoretical insights and the elaboration of original case studies. Particularly welcome is the effort to bring together discussion on media industries and cultural identification and the experiences of East and West."-Paul Statham, Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol Mikl=s Snk÷sd is Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong. Karol Jakubowicz is Senior Adviser to the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council of Poland.

Media and Politics in New Democracies Book

Media and Politics in New Democracies


  • Author : Jan Zielonka
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198747536

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Media and Politics in New Democracies Excerpt :

How is power being mediated in new democracies? Can media function independently in the unstable and polarised 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? This book examines these questions, drawing on a vast set of data assembled by a large international project.

Politics and Cultures of Liberation Book

Politics and Cultures of Liberation


  • Author : Hans Bak
  • Publisher : Radboud Studies in Humanities
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9004292004

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Politics and Cultures of Liberation Excerpt :

An invasion of a different kind : the U.S. Office of War Information and "the projection of America" propaganda in the Netherlands 1944-1945 / Marja Roholl -- Educating the nation : Jo Spier, Dutch national identity, and the Marshall Plan in the Netherlands / Mathilde Roza -- From memory repression to memorialization : the bombardments of Nijmegen 1944 and Mortsel 1943 / Joost Rosendaal -- Playing in the ruins of Arnhem : reenacting Operation Market Garden in Theirs is the glory / László Munteán -- "Can anybody fly this thing?" Appropriations of history in reenactments of Operation Market Garden / Wolfgang Hochbruck -- On the road to Nijmegen -- Earle Birney and Alex Colville, 1944-1945 / Hans Bak -- Liberation songs : music and the cultural memory of the Dutch summer of 1945 / Frank Mehring -- The reception and development of jazz in the Netherlands (1945-1970s) / Walter van de Leur -- Sounds of freedom, cosmopolitan democracy, and shifting cultural politics : from the "Jazz Ambassador Tours" to "The Rhythm Road" / Wilfried Raussert -- Marching towards Kullman's Diner : performing transnational American sites (of memory) in Bavaria / Birgit M. Bauridl -- The promise of democracy for the Americas : U.S. diplomacy and the meaning(s) of World War II in El Salvador, 1941-1945 / Dr. Jorrit van den Berk -- Liberation and lingering trauma : U.S. present and Haitian past in Edwidge Danticat's The dew breaker / Josef Raab -- The Japanese American relocation center at Heart Mountain and the construction of the post-World War II landscape / Eric J. Sandeen -- The Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II papers / Doug McCabe -- "Quality first!" American aid to the Nijmegen University Library, 1945-1949 / Leon Stapper -- The Marshall Plan : "a short time to change the world" / Linda and Eric Christenson -- The liberation route Europe : challenges of exhibiting multinational perspectives / Jory Brentjens and Wiel Lenders.

Reclaiming the Media Book

Reclaiming the Media


  • Author : Bart Cammaerts
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841501635

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Reclaiming the Media Excerpt :

The book addresses whether the contemporary media conjuncture offers enough to our democracies, how their democratic investment can be deepened and how our communication rights can be expanded.

Engaging with Reality Book

Engaging with Reality


  • Author : Ib Bondebjerg
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783202409

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Engaging with Reality Excerpt :

This book is framed by theories of globalization and delves into the development of a new global media culture. It also deals with theories of documentary genres and their social and cultural functions. Engaging with Reality contributes to a new and broader understanding of our changing, contemporary media culture and offers a comparative, transnational analysis of the forms and functions of documentary in a new global and digital media culture.

Media  Democracy and Freedom Book

Media Democracy and Freedom


  • Author : Marta Dyczok
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 3034303114

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Media Democracy and Freedom Excerpt :

This book does what few other works have done: it examines the role media have played in the larger political, economic and social transformations in the post communist space. An international group of scholars from various disciplines explore the complex relations between media, society, and the state in this region over the past twenty years, and present theoretical arguments that challenge dominant views. They scrutinize changes in the public sphere as well as the media itself, its role, format, agenda and quality in the context of changing values and shifting power relationships.

Comparative Media Systems Book

Comparative Media Systems


  • Author : Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9786155211898

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Comparative Media Systems Excerpt :

Leading researchers from different regions of Europe and the United States address five major interrelated themes: 1) how ideological and normative constructs gave way to empirical systematic comparative work in media research; 2) the role of foreign media groups in post-communist regions and the effects of ownership in terms of impacts on media freedom; 3) the various dimensions of the relationship between mass media and political systems in a comparative perspective; 4) professionalization of journalism in different political cultures—autonomy of journalists, professional norms and practices, political instrumentalization and the commercialization of the media; 5) the role of state intervention in media systems

Europe in the Media Book

Europe in the Media


  • Author : Deirdre Kevin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135704995

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Europe in the Media Excerpt :

Europe in the Media draws together the results of several research projects that examined media coverage of European political and cultural affairs and media representations of Europe. The book attempts to outline some of the important debates regarding European integration and to describe the media landscape in which these debates are informed, reflected, and facilitated. The research presented sought to answer several questions, namely the role of the media in the democratic process at the European level and the extent to which the media contributes to and reflects the process of European integration. The book provides a wide scope of comparative analysis, allowing for an extremely interesting overview of the way that national media systems in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom approach the issue of European integration. Based on the news output of over 50 media outlets in eight countries, this book contains the original data gathered by experts during two 1-week monitoring periods, as well as data that was collected and coded by experts with reference to the programming of more than 12 major broadcasters in six countries. This volume addresses debates and analysis from the fields of political science in relation to the process of European integration, EU policymaking and public participation and opinion-formation. It also outlines relevant media theory regarding the relationships between the media and democracy, and the media and identity formation. In this way, the book provides a valuable link between these two separate fields of investigation in an area that is of increasing interest to academics, students, politicians, and journalists.

Comparing Post Socialist Media Systems Book

Comparing Post Socialist Media Systems


  • Author : Zrinjka Peruško
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000177374

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Comparing Post Socialist Media Systems Excerpt :

This book explains divergent media system trajectories in the countries in southeast Europe, and challenges the presumption that the common socialist experience critically influences a common outcome in media development after democratic transformations, by showing different remote and proximate configuration of conditions that influence their contemporary shape. Applying an innovative longitudinal set-theoretical methodological approach, the book contributes to the theory of media systems with a novel theoretical framework for the comparative analysis of post-socialist media systems. This theory builds on the theory of historical institutionalism and the notion of critical junctures and path dependency in searching for an explanation for similarities or differences among media systems in the Eastern European region. Extending the understanding of media systems beyond a political journalism focus, this book is a valuable contribution to the literature on comparative media systems in the areas of media systems studies, political science, Southeast and Central European studies, post-socialist studies and communication studies.

Media in Third wave Democracies Book

Media in Third wave Democracies


  • Author : Péter Bajomi-Lázár
  • Publisher : Editions L'Harmattan
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Communication in politics
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9782343130118

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Media in Third wave Democracies Excerpt :

The media and political systems of former communist countries in Central/Eastern Europe share a number of similarities with those in Southern Europe. According to Karol Jakubowicz, these similarities also include late democratisation, a weak middle class, marked social and economic differences, a strong catholicism, etc. Where are the third-wave democracies to date, particularly as regards their media systems ? And where are they heading for ? This volume with his differents talks of a joint conference in 2016 attempts to answer these questions and many more.

Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe Book

Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe


  • Author : Hans-Dieter Klingemann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-11-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134170418

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Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe Excerpt :

What is the relationship between democracy and political culture in countries undergoing major systemic change? Have subjective political orientations of citizens been important in shaping the development of democracy in central and eastern Europe after the fall of communism? These core questions are tackled by an impressive range of twenty political scientists, sixteen of which are based in the central and eastern European countries covered in this essential new book. Their analyses draw on a unique set of data collected and processed by the contributors to this volume within the framework of the World Values Survey project. This data enables these authors to establish similarities and differences in support of democracy between a large number of countries with different cultural and structural conditions as well as historical legacies. The macro-level findings of the book tend to support the proposition that support of democracy declines the further east one goes. In contrast, micro-level relationships have been found to be astonishingly similar. For example, support of democracy is always positively related to higher levels of education – no matter where an individual citizen happens to live. This new book builds a clear understanding of what makes democracies strong and resistant to autocratic temptation.