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Media Regulation

Media Regulation

Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumers

by Sonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt
Paperback
Publication Date: 09/12/2011
RRP  $71.35 $68.50
"An exemplary study of how media regulation works (and, by implication, how it could work better) set within a wider discussion of democratic theory and political values. It will be of interest not only to students and scholars but to people around the world grappling with the same problem: the need to regulate markets, and the difficulty of doing this well."

- James Curran, Goldsmiths, University of London



In Media Regulation, two leading scholars of the media examine the challenges of regulation in the global mediated sphere. This book explores the way that regulation affects the relations between government, the media and communications market, civil society, citizens and consumers. Drawing on theories of governance and the public sphere, the book critically analyzes issues at the heart of today's media, from the saturation of advertising to burdens on individuals to control their own media literacy.
Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone incisively lay bare shifts in governance and the new role of the public sphere which implicate self-regulation, the public interest, the role of civil society and the changing risks and opportunities for citizens and consumers. It is essential reading to understand the forces that are reshaping the media landscape.
ISBN:
9780857025708
9780857025708
Category:
Media studies
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
09-12-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
232
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x15mm
Weight:
0.35kg

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