By Paula Chakravartty
This booklet takes a clean examine media and communications coverage and gives a finished account of concerns which are significant to the learn of the sphere. It strikes past the "specifics" of legislation, by means of analyzing coverage components that experience proved to be of universal predicament for societies throughout assorted socioeconomic realities. It additionally seeks to deal with profound gaps within the learn of coverage by way of demonstrating the centrality of historic, social, and political context in debates that could look completely technical or economic.Media coverage and Globalization covers the institutional adjustments within the communications coverage enviornment by means of reading the altering position of the kingdom, know-how and the marketplace, and the position of civil society. It discusses real coverage components in broadcasting, telecommunications and the data society and examines the often-overlooked normative dimensions of communications policy.Features*Provides a cross-disciplinary severe viewpoint of the politics of communications policy-making in an international context*Explores new concerns in communications coverage corresponding to moral matters and the "internationality of policy"*Useful for upper-level undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students of communications and media reviews, and overseas and international studies
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For instance, the increasing reliance of European welfare-state economies on foreign immigrant labour from former colonies or Southern or Eastern Europe posed a threat to the 'Fordist class compromise'. In the US, the welfare state faced more profound crises based on the migration of Mrican Americans from the rural south to the industrial North and the arrival of Mexican and other Third World migrants who were often excluded from the benefits of the welfare state, regardless of citizenship. In the same way, the growing feminization of the labour force across welfare states in the 1970s challenged how citizenship rights were constructed around the patriarchal nuclear family, stressing the limits of the social contract.
Through this logic we address the broader spectrum of capitalist organization while acknowledging the differences in cultural and socio-politicallocations, traditions and methods of administration. Therefore we move from the study of the dramatic impact of the dominance of the liberalization paradigm in the field of telecommunications in 'developing' countries to the analysis of the effects of privatization and the loss of the normative basis for public ownership of broadcast media in the Western world.
11 International communication policy became an area of interest for national leaders, who saw 'decolonizing information' and reversing 'cultural imperialism' as vital to the New Economic Order, in the light of growing US corporate domination of news and cultural flows at the expense of mass media produced in the Third World (Nordenstreng 1984). Throughout the 1970s, debates within UNESCO criticized the US vision of a 'free flow of information' as opposed to the 'quantitative imbalance' in news and information flow across media, the gaping lack of information exchange between Third World nations and the social and cultural costs of 'alienating cultural influences' of commercially based media (Gross and Costanza-Chock 2004: 24-6).
Media Policy and Globalization by Paula Chakravartty