Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles
Annotation It hardly goes uncontested anymore that media organizations play an important role in democracy. The main questions have now become 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. This book aims to look at four thematic areas that structure the opportunities for democratizing (media) democracy. The fi rst section is devoted to citizenship and the public spheres, giving specialattention to the general theme of communication rights. The second section elaborates further on a notion central to communication rights, namely that of participation. The third section returns to the traditional representational role in relation to democracy and citizenship, scrutinizing and criticizing the democratic efforts of contemporary journalism. The fourth section moves outside of the (traditional) media system, and deals with the diversity of media and communication strategies of activists.
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assessing European edemocracy discourses
Reducing communicative inequalities towards a pedagogy for inclusion
Participation and Media
an agency and identity focussed approach to the Tampere postal services conflict
recruitment strategies in Demostation
the five programmes
a typology of journalistic practices reinforcing democracy and participation
governmental communication in crisis
the global imaginary of financial journalism
Section Four Activism and Media
Contesting global capital new media solidarity and the role of a social imaginary
a new actor in global communication governance?
beyond mediacentric thinking
Notes on the Contributors
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