Global Media and Communication Policy

  • Authors
  • Petros¬†Iosifidis

Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 1-20
  3. A Trilogy on the Public Interest in Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 23-44
    3. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 45-75
  4. Global Communication Theories and the Nation-State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 93-105
    3. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 106-121
  5. Supranational Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
  6. The Convergence Phenomenon and Regulatory Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 186-203
    3. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 204-237
    4. Petros Iosifidis
      Pages 238-242
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-288

About this book


Petros Iosifidis addresses an increasingly prominent subject area in the field of media and communications, and one that has attracted increased attention in areas such as sociology, economics, political science and law: global media policy and regulation. Specifically, he considers the wider social, political, economic and technological changes arising from the globalization of the communications industries and assesses their impact on matters of regulation and policy. By focusing on the convergence of the communication and media industries, he makes reference to the paradigmatic shift from a system based on the traditions of public service in broadcast and telecommunications delivery to one that is demarcated by commercialization, privatization and competition. In doing so, Iosifidis tackles a key question in the field: to what extent do new media developments require changes in regulatory philosophy and objectives. It considers the various possible meanings of the public interest concept in exploring the different regulatory modes and the interplay between the local and the global in policy-making.


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