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Comparing media systems: three models of media and politics

By: Hallin, Daniel C.
Contributor(s): Mancini, Paolo [Co author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: communication, society and politics. Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2004Description: xv, 342p. With index.ISBN: 9780521543088.Subject(s): Mass media - Political aspects | Communication in politics | Mass media policy | Political SystemDDC classification: 302.23 Summary: Building on a survey of media institutions in eighteen West European and North American democracies, Hallin and Mancini identify the principal dimensions of variation in media systems and the political variables which have shaped their evolution. They go on to identify three major models of media system development (the Polarized Pluralist, Democratic Corporatist and Liberal models) to explain why the media have played a different role in politics in each of these systems, and to explore the forces of change that are currently transforming them. It provides a key theoretical statement about the relation between media and political systems, a key statement about the methodology of comparative analysis in political communication and a clear overview of the variety of media institutions that have developed in the West, understood within their political and historical context. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/comparing-media-systems/B7A12371782B7A1D62BA1A72C1395E43#fndtn-information
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Table of Contents
1 - Introduction pp 1-18
Part I - Concepts and Models
2 - Comparing Media Systems
3 - The Political Context of Media Systems
4 - Media and Political Systems, and the Question of Differentiation
Part II - The Three Models
5 - The Mediterranean or Polarized Pluralist Model
6 - The North/Central European or Democratic Corporatist Model
7 - The North Atlantic or Liberal Model
Part III - The Future of the Three Models
8 - The Forces and Limits of Homogenization
9 - Conclusion

Building on a survey of media institutions in eighteen West European and North American democracies, Hallin and Mancini identify the principal dimensions of variation in media systems and the political variables which have shaped their evolution. They go on to identify three major models of media system development (the Polarized Pluralist, Democratic Corporatist and Liberal models) to explain why the media have played a different role in politics in each of these systems, and to explore the forces of change that are currently transforming them. It provides a key theoretical statement about the relation between media and political systems, a key statement about the methodology of comparative analysis in political communication and a clear overview of the variety of media institutions that have developed in the West, understood within their political and historical context.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/comparing-media-systems/B7A12371782B7A1D62BA1A72C1395E43#fndtn-information

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