Media, Crisis and Democracy

Mass Communication and the Disruption of Social Order (Media Culture & Society series)

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

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  • Media Studies,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Language,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Sociology,
  • Political aspects,
  • Communication,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines : Communication,
  • Social Science / Media Studies,
  • Crises,
  • Mass media,
  • Social aspects

Edition Notes

ContributionsMarc Raboy (Editor), Bernard Dagenais (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7909468M
ISBN 100803986408
ISBN 109780803986404

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The contributors to this book explore the way in which crises highlight the problematic issues of media performance in democratic states. They examine the Media between communication and civil society through a number of actual cases of media responses to `crises′, ranging from the Gulf War of to recent events in Eastern : Marc Raboy.

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This book will help all students of crises, politics and the media gain greater insights' - Canadian Journal of. Kellner provides crystal clear analysis of what he accurately characterizes as a stunning crisis, for both our media system and our electoral system., and democracy more broadly.

This book deserves to be read by all who care about core freedoms. Kellner, one of the outstanding media scholars of our times, has produced his finest work."Cited by:   The contributors to this book explore the way in which crises highlight the problematic issues of media performance in democratic states.

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Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy: Terrorism, War, and Election Battles. Douglas Kellner's Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy: 9/11, the War on Media, and Election investigates the role of the media in the momentous political events of the past four years/5(12).

Book Description. Douglas Kellner's Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy: 9/11, the War on Iraq, and Election investigates the role of the media in. Media and Democracy.

While there is nearly universal agreement that the media play a vital and defining role in democracy everywhere it exists, ironically they are often unpopular.

However, the media in a democratic system must be credible and reliable lest they lose their influence and authority. Democracy and the Media Many theorists of democracy consider the existence of a viable, independent media an indispensable trait of a functioning and actual democratic regime.

This idea is best exemplified in the First Amendment to Crisis and Democracy book United States Constitution, where principles of free expression and assembly are guaranteed.

The Crisis of Democracy. The Crisis of Democracy: On the Governability of Democracies was a report written by Michel Crozier, Samuel P. Huntington, and Joji Watanuki for the Trilateral Commission. In the Media year, it was republished as a book by the New York University Press (ISBN ).Author: Michel Crozier, Samuel P.

Huntington, Joji. Description - Media, Crisis and Democracy by Marc Raboy Intended for academics and students in media studies and political science, the authors of this book explore through a number of different contexts the way in which crises highlight the problematic issues of media performance in democratic.

'In the age of Trump, Putin, and Brexit, ordinary people and pundits alike increasingly wonder whether democracy is in a crisis or even danger. The flood of explanations ranges from factors as different as the decline of traditional parties, rising economic inequality, and the emergence of social media.

Book Description. The contributions to this volume Politics, Social Movements and Extremism take serious the fact that populism is a symptom of the crisis of representation that is affecting parliamentary democracy.

Right-wing populism skyrocketed to electoral success and is now part of the government in several European countries, but it also shaped the Brexit campaign and the US presidential.

Yascha Mounk’s extraordinary new book, The People versus Democracy, provides a clear, concise, persuasive, and insightful account of the conditions that made liberal democracy work – and how the breakdown in those conditions is the source of Author: Ganesh Sitaraman.

Media, crisis, and democracy: mass communication and the disruption of social order. [Marc Raboy; Bernard Dagenais;] -- Explores ways in which crises highlight the problematic issues of media performance in democratic states. Introduction - Marc Raboy and Bernard Dagenais Media and the Politics of CrisisThe Crisis of the Sovereign State - John KeaneMedia and the State in Periods of Crisis - Mustapha MasmoudiTelevision, the Crisis of Democracy and the Persian Gulf War - Douglas KellnerFraming the Crisis in Eastern Europe - Julian Halliday, Sue Curry Jansen and James.

The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century. The symptoms of the crisis of the U.S. media are well-known—a decline in hard news, the growth of info-tainment and advertorials, staff cuts and concentration of ownership, increasing conformity of viewpoint and suppression of genuine debate.

The European economic crisis has coincided with a decline in press freedom in the EU. This entry was posted in Media, Other and tagged Comparative media analysis, Democracy, Lisa Müller, Mass Media. Bookmark the permalink.

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Key words: democracy, mass media performance, advertising, competition, unintended consequences, social issues, media psychology, media economics. 1 Introduction The mass media constitute the backbone of democracy. The media are supplying the political information that voters base their decisions on.

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The Carter Administration: Myth and Reality Noam Chomsky The Trilateral Commission has issued one major book-length report, namely, The Crisis of Democracy (Michel Crozier, Samuel Huntington, and Joji Watanuki, ).

If the media do not enforce “standards of professionalism,” then “the alternative could well be regulation by the.

This book examines the shape, composition, and practices of the United States political media landscape. It explores the roots of the current epistemic crisis in political communication with a focus on the remarkable U.S.

president election culminating in the victory of Donald Trump and the first year of his presidency. The authors present a detailed map of the American political media. Nancy MacLean's book stretches back to 19th century Vice President — and ardent secessionist — John C.

Calhoun to find the roots of modern libertarianism, which she calls a threat to democracy. The EU referendum in the UK and Trump s victory in the USA sent shockwaves through our democratic systems. In Democracy and Its Crisis A. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.

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