Media and Democracy

Curran, James P.. 2011. Media and Democracy. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-31707-8 [Book]

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Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example:

How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society?
Why are Americans less informed about politics and international affairs than Europeans?
How should new communications technology and globalisation change our understanding of the democratic role of the media?
What does the rise of international ezines reveal about the limits of the internet?
What is the future of journalism?
Does advertising influence the media?
Is American media independence from government a myth?
How have the media influenced the development of modern society?

Curran’s response to these questions provides both a clear introduction to media research, written for university undergraduates studying in different countries, and an innovative analysis written by one of the field’s leading scholars.

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Research Office > REF2014
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre


7 April 2011

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27 Sep 2011 08:55

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27 Feb 2019 12:07


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