The International Political Economy of Communication

Media and Power in South America

  • Cheryl Martens
  • Ernesto Vivares
  • Robert W. McChesney

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Cheryl Martens, Ernesto Vivares
      Pages 1-8
  3. Media, Power and Democracy in the International Political Economy

  4. The Politics and Cultural Practices of Media and Power in South America

  5. Regionalism and the International Political Economy of Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Ernesto Vivares, Cheryl Martens
      Pages 169-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 172-195

About this book


This collection reflects on the international political economy of media and the valuable lessons to be learned from the media reforms currently taking place across South America. The contributors present a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives on the ongoing battle for media space in South America, and the volume includes a foreword by Ernesto Laclau.


Media power politics policy media reform South America Latin Americam Political Economy communication Europe International Political Economy Internet media political economy reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Cheryl Martens
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ernesto Vivares
    • 3
  • Robert W. McChesney
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidad de las AméricasEcuador
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityUK
  3. 3.Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)Ecuador
  4. 4.University of IllinoisUSA

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