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Media and governance: exploring the role of news media in complex systems of governance

Contributor(s): Schillemans, Thomas [Editor] | Pierre, Jon [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New perspectives in policy and politics. Publisher: Bristol Policy Press 2019Description: viii, 196 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781447341437.Subject(s): Mass media - Political aspects | Public administration | Mass media policy | Press and politics | Government and the pressDDC classification: 070.44932 Summary: First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores the intersections between governance and media in western democracies, which have undergone profound recent changes. Many governmental powers have been shifted toward a host of network parties such as NGOs, state enterprises, international organizations, autonomous agencies, and local governments. Governments have developed complex networks for service delivery and they have a strategic interest in the news media as an arena where their interests can be served and threatened. How do the media relate to and report on complex systems of government? How do the various governance actors respond to the media and what are the effects on their policies? This book considers the impact of media-related factors on governance, policy, public accountability, and the attribution of blame for failures. https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/media-and-governance
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Table of contents

Introduction: Entangling and disentangling governance and the media
1- Governance and the media: exploring the linkages
2- Media and public accountability: typology and research agenda
3- Political control or legitimacy deficit? Bureaucracies' symbolic responses to bottom-up public pressures
4- Mediatised local government: social media activity and media strategies among local government officials 1989-2010
5- Fighting or fumbling with the beast? The mediatisation of public sector agencies in Australia and the Netherlands
6- The mediatisation of university governance: a theoretical and empirical exploration of some side-effects
7- Managing commercialised media attention in complex governance networks: positive and negative effects on network performance
8- Over-responsibilised and over-blamed: elected actors in media reporting on network governance. A comparative analysis in eight European metropolitan areas

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores the intersections between governance and media in western democracies, which have undergone profound recent changes. Many governmental powers have been shifted toward a host of network parties such as NGOs, state enterprises, international organizations, autonomous agencies, and local governments. Governments have developed complex networks for service delivery and they have a strategic interest in the news media as an arena where their interests can be served and threatened.
How do the media relate to and report on complex systems of government? How do the various governance actors respond to the media and what are the effects on their policies? This book considers the impact of media-related factors on governance, policy, public accountability, and the attribution of blame for failures.

https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/media-and-governance

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